Rapper Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall, who performs under the name Sheck Wes, will not face domestic violence charges. Fall had been in a relationship with singer Justine Skye, who accused the rapper of domestic abuse and stalking. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to pursue charges citing a lack of evidence. Skye still maintains a personal protection order against Fall. The case related to that order is still active.
According to the complaint, the incident in question took place at the Montrose Hotel in West Hollywood last summer. Fall denied the accusation. Skye claimed that Fall was present when a group of his associates stalked and beat a group Skye was with. She also claimed that he hit her at the Montrose hotel, after throwing her phone across the room. Skye also claims that Fall was verbally abusive to her. Skye and Fall continue to exchange accusations and denials of abuse and violence via Twitter.
Following publication of Skye’s accusations, Major League Soccer dropped Fall from an advertising campaign.
West Hollywood domestic violence lawyer
Domestic abuse claims can be serious. In addition to facing criminal charges, accusations – whether true or not – can have a major impact. When you face charges for abusing a spouse or partner, 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 Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Prosecutors can file domestic assault charges as either a misdemeanor or a felony, based on the circumstances. A history of past assault convictions can also have an impact on how the court handles your case.
Your best defense is to hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. Many people believe that they can effectively represent themselves, and just explain the events to a judge. Quite possibly, that’s the worst way to defend yourself in court.
An experienced attorney will represent you and work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Ideally, your attorney can get the charges dropped. In some cases, your attorney may be able to dissuade the District Attorney from filing charges at all. The attorneys on the case will conduct a careful evaluation of the evidence against you before seeking charges. An experienced defense attorney will fight to exclude evidence and show that it won’t support a conviction.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced defense attorney, and don’t attempt to represent yourself. 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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