In domestic assault situations, strangulation is a common action that occurs and it can be a very serious one. The strangulation of another person is the intentional impeding of another’s breathing by applying pressure to the throat or neck, or by blocking the nose or mouth. When the act of strangulation is done during a domestic assault, it can lead to very serious injuries and can even result in death. This is why the act is considered an automatic felony.
If you have been accused of felony strangulation, Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD has experienced Southern Minnesota criminal defense attorneys that can build a strong defense for you.
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When felony strangulation is part of a domestic assault incident, an Order for Protection may also result. Violation of this order can result in a completely different set of criminal charges, so it is very important to abide by it, whether it is justified or not. Just as there are legitimate felony strangulation cases, there are some that are not and the facts will be in the evidence because felony strangulation has to be proven for a person to be convicted of it.
Felony strangulation can be difficult to prove if there are no physical signs. . But whether there are physical signs or not, you need an attorney to advocate for you and prove the facts so that you can move forward. Your attorney can also help you with the Order for Protection so that there is no fear of you violating it and paying the penalties.
Fighting For Your Future
If convicted of felony strangulation, the penalties can go as far as $5,000 in fines and up to three years in prison. There is also the criminal record that can follow you around in everything you do from trying to get a job to finding a place to rent. You could also have to take anger management counseling, serve community service, and serve a lengthy probation after serving time in jail.
All in all, the penalties that are handed down are based on what the judge feels to be appropriate. Your Mankato criminal defense lawyer will fight for you every step of the way to make sure you get the outcome you need to move forward as soon as possible. Perhaps that is having the charges dropped, having the charges reduced, or being acquitted of the charge. Your attorney will aggressively fight for you and your future.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney
Just as it sounds, felony strangulation is a serious offense with consequences that can last a lifetime. If you have been accused of felony strangulation, it is your right to have an aggressive and strategic attorney by your side. It is through proper representation that you can obtain the best possible result. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.
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