A Hollywood actor faces felony domestic violence violence charge following an altercation with his wife. Neighbors of the couple called police following a loud argument between the pair.
After officers arrived, they separated the couple. They reported that the actor warned his wife not to say anything to the officers. He also grabbed her arm during the argument and refused to let her leave the area at some point during the argument. The woman told police that her arm hurt, but she did not believe it warranted additional medical attention. She also asked police not to arrest her husband.
The actor now faces one felony charge of domestic abuse. He also faces two misdemeanor charges. They include false imprisonment and dissuading another from reporting a crime.
Los Angeles domestic violence attorney
When you face charges for domestic abuse, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. In his more than three decades of practice, he has defended thousands of Californians against a variety of charges.
This case illustrates that the police can arrest (and prosecutors can charge) people even when the “victim” doesn’t want to pursue charges. That’s why you need an experienced attorney by your side. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system, and provide guidance for you and your family during a difficult time.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible resolution for your case. California law makes particular requirements for withdrawing domestic abuse complaints in court. When these circumstances apply to you, you certainly need an experienced attorney to help you and your family.
Don’t risk your family relationships on 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 domestic violence case.
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