A man faces attempted murder charges after a gruesome domestic violence incident in Whittier last month. Police say that Alejandro Alvarez Villegas attacked his wife with a chainsaw in a Whittier home. Following the attack, he fled the home in a stolen car.
Rescue personnel transported the woman to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. Doctors expect her to survive. Immigration authorities say they’ve removed the suspect from the US 11 times since 2005. He could be sentenced to as much as 20 years on a re-entry violation alone. Villegas pleaded no contest to drug possession charges in 2013, as well as a DUI.
Police in Chula Vista arrested Villegas the day after the attack. He faces attempted murder, child endangerment, hit-and-run, and grand theft charges. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also filed a detainer request to prevent the suspect from leaving the area.
Whittier domestic violence lawyer
While this particular domestic assault is headline-grabbing, most cases of domestic abuse aren’t. When you face domestic assault charges, hire an experience domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes domestic violence cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Domestic abuse cases can be frustrating for all parties involved. In many cases, the parties don’t want to resolve their differences in the criminal court system. Unfortunately, that’s where many domestic assault cases end up.
An experienced attorney can help you navigate California’s confusing and complex domestic assault laws. They can also ensure that you present a solid defense in court to achieve the best outcome for your case.
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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