Felony strangulation falls into the same category as domestic assault. If a family member is assaulted by strangulation, then there can be a charge of domestic assault involved as well. These are very serious charges that can have life-changing consequences. If you have been charged with such crimes, then you need to immediately speak with a Twin Cities criminal defense lawyer to begin fighting the charges.
From the time you are accused, you are not allowed to have contact with the victim. There may even be an order for protection against you to ensure that contact does not occur. If it does, then you could be arrested. It does not matter if you are innocent or guilty; if that order is in place, it needs to be followed.
A Felony Conviction’s Impact On Your Future
If found guilty of this crime, it’s a felony conviction with a sentence of 3 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In addition, other consequences can include a tarnished reputation, difficulty obtaining employment since most employers do not hire felons, the inability to go to college, find a place to live and even get a loan. You could even find it impossible to acquire a professional license.
In order for a felony strangulation case to lead to conviction, the evidence must be irrefutable.
It must also be proven by the prosecution that the act of strangulation was not some kind of self-defense. This means the investigation goes well beyond the parties that are involved. With the proper defense, the facts can be brought out in the case and the proper outcome can be reached.