Assemblyman and congressional hopeful Roger Hernandez has been ordered to stay away from his estranged wife, Councilwoman Susan Rubio. The couple is in the process of divorcing. According to Rubio, Hernandez engaged in a pattern of abuse during the course of their five-year marriage. Rubio says that Hernandez became enraged following a divorce hearing and attacked her, so she sought a domestic violence restraining order against Hernandez, which was granted by Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Alan Friedenthal.
You need an experienced domestic violence lawyer
If you’ve been arrested for domestic assault or spousal abuse, a competent experienced defense lawyer can help you defend yourself in court. Robert Helfend has established a solid reputation as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who practices in Southern California. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience, exclusively in criminal defense, and practices in Southern California. He has handled hundreds of domestic violence cases in that time, and can offer specific defense strategies for clients who have been arrested on domestic assault charges.
Spousal abuse situations are difficult because when the police are called to respond, in virtually all cases, one of the parties gets arrested. In some cases, the police are required to make an arrest, especially if a restraining order is in place. In addition, police may be required to remove firearms, even when a person is in lawful possession of one. Domestic violence situations often involve families with children. Domestic violence laws can also impact your ability to retain custody of your children!
Defending yourself aggressively against domestic assault charges in court is essential! If you have been charged with domestic violence or spousal abuse, you will be facing fines, jail time, community service, court-ordered therapy or other penalties that will follow you and your family indefinitely.
Spousal abuse laws can work against you, even when your spouse wants to drop the charges against you, or perhaps never wanted to bring them in the first place. Your spouse cannot simply withdraw the charges; doing so could put them in jeopardy of violating state law. Mr. Helfend can help you and your family understand the complex requirements of California law when it comes to spousal abuse and domestic violence.
Don’t risk your freedom, and don’t jeopardize the well-being of your family. 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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