A Los Angeles man faces 19 counts of attempted murder, after engaging police in a shootout. In addition to the attempted murder charges, the man also faces 27 counts of assaulting a peace officer, assaulting a police animal causing injury, assault with a firearm and firearm possession by a felon.
According to police, the suspect began shooting at them as they prepared to conduct a probation search. The man fled the scene. Initially, police could not locate the man, but a police dog found him in a nearby backyard. The suspect shot the police dog in the hind leg.
Police later located the man hiding behind a nearby house. Again, the suspect fired on police, and hit one officer’s helmet. The suspect continued the gun battle, but eventually surrendered to police. He faces life in prison if convicted.
Los Angeles murder attorney
Attempted murder charges are serious and can result in lifetime incarceration. If you’re facing attempted murder charges, you need to hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in providing courtroom defense in Southern California. He knows what it takes to defend his clients.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on what they’re accused of doing. Instead, he works hard to provide an effective defense. One of his first priorities will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he works to achieve the best possible resolution in your case.
Reducing the severity of the charges against you is important because it can effectively limit prison time, or take certain sentences off the table. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney!
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County murder case.
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