A Burbank teenager was arrested last week after stabbing her boyfriend. When police arrived, the victim was found bleeding from several upper body wounds on the balcony of a Burbank apartment. The 17 year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, who is also 17 years old, was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.
Domestic violence, assault charges
If you’ve been arrested on a domestic violence complaint or other serious, related felony charges, a competent experienced defense attorney can help you defend yourself in court. Robert Helfend has established a solid reputation as an aggressive defender of his clients’ rights. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience, exclusively in criminal defense, and practices in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. He takes domestic violence and assault cases, and will fight hard to have the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether.
With a domestic violence complaint, the police almost always make an arrest, whether one is justified or not. You will need to defend yourself in court, and if you are convicted, you will face jail time, fines, community service, court-ordered therapy and other potential consequences. You will be dealing with the impact of a domestic violence conviction long after the original incident is settled.
Even if the other party wants to drop the charges against you, California law requires that special procedures be followed. Mr. Helfend can help you navigate the complexities of California’s criminal domestic violences laws. If your attorney doesn’t follow these procedures carefully, your spouse or significant other could face charges of filing a false police report.
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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