A Santa Clarita man with a history of domestic violence now faces sexual assault charges. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect with a series of rapes in February. He pleaded not guilty to 27 felonies earlier this month.
Prosecutors accuse the man of at least five sexual assaults that occurred between October 2016 and January 2018. In addition, prosecutors filed special allegations that the man used a gun during the commission of the crimes; that he targeted multiple victims and that he also used a knife in one assault.
If convicted on all charges, the suspect faces a maximum of 300 years in prison. According to investigators, the man has battery conviction dating back to 2000. In that case, prosecutors initially charged him with domestic violence and battery. He pleaded no contest to the battery charge. He served two years of probation and completed 5 days of community service. Prosecutors dropped the domestic violence charge in that case.
Los Angeles domestic violence lawyer
Domestic abuse charges can have a long-lasting impact on your life and family. In this case, the man successfully avoided a domestic assault charge, but pleaded guilty to battery. When you face spousal abuse charges, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Most people accused of domestic assault don’t go on to commit future crimes. In many cases, it’s not in a couple’s or family’s best interest for the state to pursue domestic assault charges. If this describes your situation, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney to defend you in court.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal courtroom defense and takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. 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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