LAPD Officer Injured, Suspect Dead After Domestic Violence Calls Goes Bad
A domestic violence suspect who wounded an LAPD officer after barricading himself inside a Hollywood Hills home has died. The man had locked himself inside of a home shortly after he fired a gun at LAPD officers responding to a domestic violence call.
If you have been arrested for, or charged with, domestic violence or domestic battery, it is important to contact an aggressive defense attorney early on in the case. The consequences of the arrest begin immediately when a temporary criminal protective order is issued preventing the suspect from being in contact with the victim, at least until the first court date.
There are a few ways you can be charged for an altercation involving your spouse or domestic partner. You may be charged with inflicting a corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant (can be charged without any visible injury), domestic battery (usually requires some visible injury), or even simply making criminal threats. If there are children present, there is the possibility of having an additional charge of child endangerment. Furthermore, in California, prosecutors may file a domestic violence case as either a felony or a misdemeanor. This is known as a “wobbler” and the prosecutor’s decision typically involves looking at severity of injuries, nature of conduct and other factors.
A conviction under these domestic violence-related charges may include jail time, Caltrans or community service work, a mandated 52-week domestic violence program, anger management, fines and fees to the court and a period of either formal or informal probation. It is crucial that you contact attorney Ross Erlich to fight to reduce or eliminate some or all of these penalties and avoid having a violent crime on your record.
One important thing to remember is that innocent people get wrongfully arrested. An accuser may be making a false allegation due to jealousy or anger or may even have been the initial aggressor in the incident. Numerous cases involve an aggressive victim who attacks the accused and the accused is simply acting in self-defense to prevent any injury or damage to their property.
If you or someone you know has been charged with inflicting a corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, domestic battery, domestic violence or child endangerment, contact attorney Ross Erlich today for a free consultation. Ross Erlich handles domestic violence cases occurring in Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Monica, and all over Southern California.