Police in El Monte arrested a man suspected of domestic violence after an hours-long standoff last month. The man’s girlfriend called police to report that he threatened her with a knife. She also said the man threatened to set the residence on fire. Police later determined that the home belongs to the man’s father.
Upon arriving, police ordered the suspect to come out of the house. He refused. Police then evacuated nearby homes and cut the utilities to the house. They also brought in a Sheriff’s crisis negotiation team and a SWAT team to manage the situation.
The officers spent about six hours attempting to get the man to surrender. Finally, officers entered the home and subdued the man. Prosecutors charged him with felony spousal abuse and making criminal threats.
The man is being held in the North County Correctional Facility on a $285,000 bond. He will return to Pomona Superior Court on July 13 for a hearing related to the matter.
El Monte domestic violence lawyer
Domestic abuse situations can escalate quickly because of the emotions involved. Often, other factors, including drugs and alcohol, add fuel to an already volatile situation. That’s why you need an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend by your side. Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively and takes cases in Los Angeles County.
His nearly 35 years of practice experience means that he knows what it takes to defend his clients successfully in court. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. If that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible resolution for your case.
Mr. Helfend handles each case personally, so you will work directly with him on your defense. He does not assign cases to less experienced attorneys, as sometimes happens in larger, less personal law firms.
Don’t risk your freedom by working with an inexperienced defense attorney. 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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