Prosecutors in Los Angeles County announced last month that they had declined to pursue felony domestic violence charges against actor Tom Sizemore.
Sizemore was arrested in July following a domestic abuse complaint involving his girlfriend. The alleged victim had minor injuries. The actor has a history of domestic abuse arrests, including arrests in both 2009 and 2011 for an assault that involved a former spouse.
Sizemore also has a history of drug violations. In 2006, he pleaded no contest to methamphetamine possession. In 2009, he was also arrested for transporting or selling a controlled substance.
In July, Sizemore was involved in an on-set accident. He reportedly ran over a stuntman while filming at Agua Dulce Airpark. According to the actor, he did not see the stuntman. No charges were filed in that incident.
Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic abuse arrests can have a lasting impact on your family life and your career. When you’ve been arrested for spousal abuse or a domestic assault of any type, you need the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Helfend has provided aggressive criminal defense services for his clients, and has established an exceptional reputation throughout Southern California. He handles each case personally, so you will always work directly with him throughout the legal process.
Often, spouses and significant others are pressured to file domestic assault charges against a person, even when they don’t really want to. Mr. Helfend can help you and your spouse retract the charges safely, without violating state law. Don’t wait, and don’t attempt to defend yourself against domestic violence charges.
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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