A Los Angeles man attempting to elude police will spend time in prison formurder. Gardena police attempted to stop the man after a license plate check showed that his car had been reported stolen. Instead of stopping, the man and a passenger rammed a patrol car and fled at a high rate of speed.
Following a short chase in South Los Angeles, the driver crashed into another car and a power pole. Police extracted the driver, but could not rescue the passenger from the vehicle, which caught fire after the crash. The passenger, a 21-year-old woman – died from her injuries at the scene.
The driver faced charges of second-degree murder, assault on a peace officer and evading a police officer causing injury or death. In addition to these convictions, the suspect has an open case regarding a stolen vehicle. He also has a previous conviction for methamphetamine possession.
He will return to court in March for sentencing and in April for other matters related to his case. At sentencing, he could face more than 20 years in prison.
Gardena murder attorney
Murder is the most serious charge you can face in California. When you face criminal charges for the death of another person, hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes homicide cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Homicide sentences can range in terms from years to lifetime imprisonment. Your sentence could also include or exclude the possibility of parole. The circumstances of your case will determine what risks you face in court.
Regardless of your circumstances, you need the assistance of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he fights aggressively to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case.
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