As criminal defense attorneys that specialize in the San Fernando Valley and also reside here, we are always keeping tabs on current news and noticed a recent case where a man was convicted of 5 shootings that resulted in a sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole.

According to Los Angeles Daily News, “Jurors deliberated less than a day before convicting Alexander Hernandez, now 42, of first-degree murder for the 2014 slayings of Sergio Sanchez on March 14; Gilardo Morales on Aug. 21; and Gloria Tovar, Michael Planells and Mariana Franco on Aug. 24, along with 11 counts of attempted murder — the bulk of which occurred between Aug. 20 and 24, 2014.”

They added: “Hernandez was also convicted of eight counts of shooting at an occupied vehicle, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of ammunition by a felon.”

Over the years we have handled a wide variety of high-profile attempted murder and murder cases, including trials, and this is one we’ve kept our eyes on. It also shows the importance of hiring the best criminal defense attorneys possible when you’re facing life-changing charges where you (like in this case) could never see your family again outside of the prison walls.

The point is, take all criminal charges seriously because your life depends on it. And if you have questions or need guidance we’re here to help.