Long Beach police arrested the mayor of Signal Hill and a female companion for misdemeanor domestic violence. The officers booked both parties into the Los Angeles County Jail. After paying $20,000 bails shortly after their arrests, the couple left the jail separately.
Long Beach police responded to a disturbance at a local hotel on November 17. After investigating the incident, police arrested both parties on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence. Later, the female said that she did not suffer any injuries as a result of the altercation. She also said that she did not want to press charges against the mayor.
Long Beach domestic violence lawyer
This case illustrates a common result of a domestic assault arrest. In many cases, neither party has serious injuries and they don’t want to press charges. Unfortunately, in a domestic abuse case, the parties may not have the final say in the criminal process. When you’re facing domestic assault charges, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He provides excellent representation for thousands of Southern Californians facing domestic assault charges. Because California law makes specific provisions for withdrawing domestic assault allegations, you need an experienced defense attorney. When the process is not followed correctly, the “victim” of an assault could end up facing charges.
You must work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you and your family through the criminal process! Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works aggressively to get charges reduced or dropped altogether. Don’t allow the criminal justice system to victimize your family because of an overzealous response to a private matter.
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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