Navigating Felony Strangulation Charges
Felony strangulation is an act that commonly happens during a domestic assault, resulting in a domestic assault charge. Nonetheless, the act can occur during fights with someone who isn’t a family member and these encounters can happen in places other than the home. If strangulation is believed to have occurred, then a felony strangulation charge can lead to serious consequences in the case of conviction. This is why you need a highly experienced and competent Minneapolis felony strangulation lawyer to guide you and represent you through the case.
Jennifer Speas has more than 25 years of experience representing people throughout Minneapolis & St. Paul who have been accused of a wide range of crimes, including felony strangulation. She works aggressively to negotiate reduced or dropped charges and to advocate for you every step of the way.
Fighting For The Best Outcome
If convicted of felony strangulation, you could face up to three years in prison, $5,000 in fines, or both. Other consequences include community service, anger management classes, counseling, and restitution to the victim. Factor in the negative impact a criminal conviction has on your ability to find a job, rent a house or apartment, or go back to school and you can see why you need a competent and committed criminal defense attorney to protect you against felony strangulation charges.
Ms. Speas can also help you fight an order for protection in domestic cases or a restraining order in non-domestic cases. These orders mean you can’t make contact with the alleged victim. If there are minor children involved or it restricts access to your home, you especially want to take action toward making your case against the order. There is also the fact that violation of the order can lead to misdemeanor charges, whether the violation was intentional or not.
Aggressive Felony Strangulation Defense
One fact about felony strangulation cases is that they can be considered weak because of lack of evidence. Evidence usually comes in the form of marks around the alleged victim’s neck or witness statement. If either of those doesn’t exist, then it is difficult for the prosecution to prove felony strangulation occurred beyond a reasonable doubt. With the help of Ms. Speas, a highly-qualified Minneapolis felony strangulation lawyer who has represented defendants throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, it is possible to get the result that you need to move forward with your life as soon as possible.
Contact A Minneapolis Felony Strangulation Lawyer
A felony strangulation accusation can be confusing and make you wonder “what’s next?” With the help of Ms. Speas, you will know what to expect and have the guidance you need to make informed decisions that can affect the outcome of your case. To learn more about how the Speas Law Firm, P.A., can help you, call 612-333-6160 to request an initial consultation.