Attorney Leo Herrera, of Herrera Law PC, has been in trial all last week since October 19, 2015 at Metropolitan Courthouse. Attorney Leo Herrera is defending a client charged with a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 273.5, subdivision (a), commonly known as domestic violence with a corporal injury.
Mr. Herrera's theory of the case is that the complaining witness was the aggressor, striking Mr. Herrera's client in the face, leaving him with a black eye, and a large scratch on his neck. Mr. Herrera's client legally acted in self-defense using only as much force as necessary to fend off the attack until the complaining witness was restrained by her family and friends. Mr. Herrera argues that the complaining witness claimed extremely minor injuries consistent with his client's self-defense claim. The trial has been turned over to the jury for deliberation.