Domestic abuse gets man five years in prison | Sentencing memo

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Recent State/Local Prison Commitments:

1. TCSO – People vs. Vincente Mercado, (23CR766), PC273.5, Battery on a Spouse Causing  Injury, a Felony, with a special enhancement of PC12022.7, Causing Great Bodily Injury.

Brief history: Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. They contacted the victim, who reported that Defendant hit her on the right side of her face and punched her in her side a few times. The victim required medical treatment for her ear and was diagnosed with a torn eardrum. The victim also had bruising on her face, where she was punched. The incident was recorded on video.  Sentenced to 5 years in state prison.

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case.

Recent County Jail Commitments:

3. RBPD – People vs. Rubiselia Delphafelipa Cervantes, (23CR1632), PC148(a)(1), Resisting and Delaying a Peace Officer, a misdemeanor. (23CR2768), PC243(e)(1), Domestic Battery, a misdemeanor.

Brief history: In 23CR1632, officers responded to a report of a female breaking out the back windows and entering a residence. Officers went to the rear of the house and Defendant opened the back door. The officers ordered her out of the house and she refused. They tried to grab her arm through the door, but Defendant backed into the house and continued to resist.

In 23CR2768, Defendant and Victim had been in a dating relationship. They were driving and got into an argument. The defendant got out of the car and left the door open. The victim exited the car to shut the door, and when she did so, the Defendant grabbed her by the hair and refused to release her. The defendant held her there for several minutes.

Sentenced to 30 days in Tehama County Jail, 80 hours of community service, and three years summary probation.  The Red Bluff Police Department investigated these cases.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.