A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced for his domestic violence conviction in an Orange County courtroom last month. Alejandro Flores, 34, was sentenced to one year in the county jail and five years of probation for striking his then-girlfriend during an argument and setting her hair on fire. He was also sentenced to perform community service and to complete a domestic violence program.
Earlier, Flores pleaded guilty to nine felonies, including multiple counts of domestic battery with corporal injury and assault likely to produce bodily injury, and single counts of aggravated assault, dissuading a witness, making criminal threats and false imprisonment.
According to the victim, Flores established a pattern of abuse, much of which was not reported. She said that Flores broke her nose in 2014, and threatened her with a gun in the 2015 attack, which led to his arrest and prosecution.
Domestic Violence Attorney
If you’re arrested for spousal abuse or a domestic assault of any type, your first step should be to hire an experienced, aggressive domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Domestic abuse prosecutions are complex, and require the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Domestic abuse can be prosecuted as either a felony or a misdemeanor, and can result in prison terms, jail sentences, diversionary sentences, restraining orders, fines, community service or a combination of these things.
Criminal sentences for domestic abuse are also complex, because they often impact family relationships, parental relationships and other similar interactions. Don’t attempt to defend yourself against charges of domestic abuse.
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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