Assault Strangulation Attorney in San Antonio and Bexar County
Domestic violence criminal cases are highly emotional and can be difficult for the all parties involved, especially if it involves strangulation or suffocation.
Strangulation is defined as intentionally obstructing normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person.
Strangulation may occur by a person’s bare hand or object and does not require that the victim be choked unconscious. This is relatively a new charge in Texas and often times it is overcharged.
Felony strangulation is often associated with domestic battery cases. This means that felony strangulation can be linked to domestic assault charges.
If charged with a felony the penalities are as follows:
- Third degree felony 2 to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
- Second degree felony 2 to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
- First degree felony 5 to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
Contact San Antonio Assault Strangulation Defense Attorney Derek Emmons
If you are facing charges of assault strangulation, you need an attorney on your side that’s willing to fight for you.
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