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Police Save Two Females in Domestic Violence Incident

By Leonard Matsuk  Feb. 28, 2011 8:32p

Domestic violence carries harsh penalties in the state of California and can have lasting negative effects on a person's life if they are convicted of this crime.  In California, there is even a special department set up in the District Attorney's Office specifically for domestic violence cases.

A Recent Local Example

Long Beach Police officers responded to an emergency call earlier this month when a sixteen year old girl had called 911 saying that her father was inside of their house and had shot her and her mother. Police arrived at the residence in less than two minutes. When they arrived, the wounded girl who had been shot in the leg and ran out of the house telling the officers that her mother was still in the house along with her father who was still armed.

Police had to make a quick but dangerous decision whether to go in or not, knowing the suspect was armed and dangerous; they decided to go in and save the mother, fearing for her life. The 37 year old mother also had been shot in the leg and lay on the floor bleeding on the kitchen while the suspect ran into the bedroom. Police arrested him on charges ofattempted murderassault with a deadly weapon,  spousal abuse as well as other charges. Two handguns and a kitchen knife were taken from  the residence as evidence. Three minors and a grandmother were also found in the house, but were unharmed.

Legal Help is Vital

If you have been charged with domestic violence in the Long Beach area, you should seek legal help. We know from experience that sometimes people can be wrongly accused of domestic violence out of anger or revenge and an experienced attorney can protect your rights whether you are in violation of any laws or not. A  Long Beach criminal defense lawyer can help in your defense.

At the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we are criminal defense attorneys and have been representing clients for over 30 years. With highly motivated prosecutors attempting to do anything within their power to convict you, it is crucial you have skilled and experienced representation. You could be facing jail time, mandatory batterer's classes, a permanent legal record and a tarnished reputation for years to come if convicted. We will work diligently to get your charges reduced so as to lessen the penalties or possibly get the charges dismissed altogether. 

Contact a Long Beach domestic violence attorney in our office to set up a free consultation and we will go over the details of your case.

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