Strangulation Charges in Virginia Beach
Hard-Hitting Defense against Virginia Beach Strangulation Charges
In 2012, the act of strangulation was made a crime unto itself under state law. The purpose of the change in the law was to separate strangulation out from misdemeanor assault and battery, and from felony malicious and unlawful wounding, as this violent crime did not seem to fit either category.
Strangulation is a Class 6 felony. If you are facing these charges, the stakes are high. Do not delay in retaining the services of an experienced Virginia Beach violent crimes attorney.
At the Law Office of Shawn M Cline, PC, we are proud to offer outstanding representation to individuals facing charges of violent crimes, and we will stop at nothing to protect your rights, to defend you, and to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Our founding attorney is a former prosecutor who understands how to develop an effective defense strategy, personally tailored to your unique situation. Your future deserves the hard-hitting defense our firm can offer. Take advantage of our free case evaluation.
Strangulation Charges: An Aggressive Criminal Attorney in Virginia Beach
Strangulation is defined under state law as nonconsensual, knowing, intentional, unlawful application of pressure to a person's neck that impedes blood circulation or respiration and results in wounding or bodily injury. In certain situations among consenting adults, a person may agree to be choked. In these cases, when choking is consensual, the crime of strangulation has not occurred.
Strangulation carries heavy penalties upon conviction - up to 5 years in prison, or, at the discretion of the judge or jury, a $2,500 fine and up to 12 months in jail. Do not trust your defense to an inexperienced attorney. You need the representation of a seasoned Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer who can actively pursue a disposition outside of court, and aggressively defend your case if it goes to trial.
Contact the firm for a skilled and hard-hitting defense against accusations of strangulation.