A Ventura man will return to court later this month to face weapons charges, following a domestic violence call. Police found the man sitting in the car with a female companion with apparent injuries. She told police that the man had hit her.
They arrested the man and confiscated a loaded firearms magazine and an operable tear gas canister. Upon searching the vehicle, they also found three firearms. Two of the weapons were loaded.
Because of his previous felony records, the man is barred from possessing weapons or ammunition. Currently, he faces four felony weapons charges and a misdemeanor charge for possession of tear gas. The man will return to court on May 21 for arraignment on the weapons offenses. He is not currently facing charges for domestic assault.
Ventura Domestic Violence Lawyer
When you face charges for a domestic assault, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. In his more than three decades of practice, he has defended thousands of Californians.
Prosecutors can bring domestic assault charges either as a felony or as a misdemeanor. Domestic assault complaints may not always lead to charges, but police investigate them vigorously. They often lead to other chargeable offenses. Typically, a successful domestic assault prosecution requires the cooperation of the victim. In many cases however, the victim does not want to or cannot cooperate. Pursuing other serious felony charges can lead to the suspect’s incarceration without the assistance of the victim.
That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer on your side. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he simply works hard to get the charges against his clients reduced or dropped.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney when your freedom is at risk.Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County domestic violence case.
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