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Bonita man faces felony charges after allegedly assaulting wife

Accusations of criminal wrongdoing can make any situation a serious one. But when those charges get escalated to a felony level, they can often be difficult to sort out without the help of legal representation. This is something a 29-year-old man is likely learning this month after his arrest in San Diego County. Because without the help of a skilled lawyer, he could find himself facing charges he may not understand.

Just to our southeast, in the city of Bonita, the man was arrested after a three-hour standoff with police. According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the standoff between SWAT officers and the man happened because of an incident between himself and his wife. H is said to have entered the residence where he allegedly assaulted her before she escaped. Police say the man then barricaded himself in the apartment and was presumed to have been armed with knives.

Although the man eventually surrendered to police, he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. It’s likely because of the standoff and the allegations of assault that the charge was elevated to a felony. This, as many of our San Diego readers know, can make an already serious situation that much more problematic. According to the California Superior Court, an arraignment can be held within two days of an accused being taken into custody. On top of that, litigation time can vary depending on how the accused pleads against the charges.

Because many people do not often have extensive legal knowledge prior to a criminal charge, an accused person can find themselves facing unfair plea deals and may even plead guilty to crimes they did not commit. It’s in situations such as this that legal representation is often suggested. I could even be a beneficial option for the man in this case as well.

Source: ABC 10 News, “Domestic violence call prompts standoff in Bonita,” March 24, 2014

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