A former USC football player will spend a year in jail for domestic violence, following a no-contest plea. The man, a graduate of Los Angeles’ Hawkins High School, was considered a five-star recruit when he joined the team. He earned playing time in his first season and caught four passes.
Police arrested him in February, following a domestic assault. He served 21 days on two misdemeanor assault counts in that incident. USC removed him from their roster following his first arrest. He has not played with the team since that time. Police arrested him a second time in July, also for a domestic assault. His second arrest came just weeks after he completed his first jail sentence.
Prosecutors accused him of hitting, scratching and strangling his girlfriend, and charged him with felony assault in the second incident. The judge sentenced the man to one year in jail, and five years of probation. In addition, he must complete 52 domestic violence prevention classes.
Los Angeles domestic violence attorney
Domestic assault charges can have long-lasting impacts on everyone involved. When you face a domestic abuse charge, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes domestic violence cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his client based on the charges against them. Instead, he works hard to arrive at the best possible outcome for your case. That could include anything from dismissal or reduction of the charges to a favorable plea bargain.
His nearly 35 years of experience has taught him how to work within California’s complex criminal justice system. This enables him to produce positive results for his clients, regardless of their circumstances.
Don’t work with an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that you have no good options. 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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