A 19-year-old man wanted for domestic violence and kidnapping led Lancaster police on a chase. The suspect reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and fled the scene with the victim when police arrived.
Police spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop it. The driver fled at a high rate of speed, but a police helicopter located the vehicle. The car eventually broke down and the driver fled the vehicle. As he was running away, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy accidently struck the man. Rescue personnel transported the man to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries from the crash.
The victim was recovered while still in the suspect’s disabled vehicle. She received treatment at the scene for minor injuries from the assault.
Lancaster domestic violence lawyer
Domestic assault cases can quickly spiral out of control. When you face spousal abuse charges, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes domestic abuse cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
In many domestic cases, the victim does not want to press charges. In other cases, the victim may be coerced into pressing charges. California law provides a very specific way to withdraw a domestic abuse complaint. If your spouse or significant other does not carefully follow these rules, he or she could face charges themselves.
To make matters worse, some criminal defense attorneys won’t even take domestic cases! That’s why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer working on your behalf. It’s also important to choose an attorney who will fight aggressively for you.
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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