DC Strangulation Lawyer

Defending Your Rights with Strangulation Lawyers in Washington DC

Strangulation is a serious felony charge in Washington, DC. If convicted, the offense carries a maximum jail sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, and or a maximum fine of $12,500. Under specific circumstances, a strangulation conviction may lead to even longer jail sentences and increased fines. If you or a loved one is facing a strangulation charge, our team of attorneys is prepared to defend your rights and vigorously advocate for your case. A criminal conviction can significantly impact your life beyond judicial punishments.

It is crucial to have an experienced DC strangulation attorney represent you if you have been charged with a Strangulation offense.

An experienced DC strangulation lawyer can assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide guidance throughout the legal process. They can challenge evidence, negotiate plea deals, and represent you in court to get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

The criminal defense attorneys at Monument Legal have the courtroom-tested legal experience needed to defend you against strangulation charges and tenaciously fight for the best possible results in your case.

Stop delaying and schedule a consult. Find out what you are facing in a complimentary consultation with an experienced DC strangulation attorney and rest easier tonight!

Frequently Asked Questions

In Washington, DC, a person may be convicted of strangulation if the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly restricted the normal circulation of the blood or breathing of another person. The government must prove that the defendant committed this act by either applying pressure to or around their neck, throat, or chest or through blocking their nose or mouth.

In Washington, DC, strangulation carries a maximum jail sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, and or a maximum fine of $12,500. However, a defendant may be facing 1.5 times the maximum jail sentence and fine under specific circumstances. These circumstances occur when the defendant had a stay away or no contact order from the complaining witness, when the victim has sustained serious bodily injury, or the defendant has been previously convicted of a domestic violence offense or similar offense.

In Washington, DC, if you are arrested for strangulation, you should immediately consult with an experienced attorney. In many cases strangulation cases happen in private with no other witnesses. As a result, an experienced attorney will want to start gathering all relevant medical records, texts, emails, photographs, or videos. In some cases, strangulation does not leave any marks on the alleged victim. As a result, your defense attorney will want to retain a strangulation expert to help support the defense in attacking the government’s case and supporting your innocence. Remember – never discuss your case with the police without your attorney present. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you in Court.

Consult with a Strangulation Lawyer

Consult with a Strangulation Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing strangulation charges in Washington, DC, consulting with an experienced lawyer is essential. An experienced strangulation attorney can help you understand your options, build a defense strategy, and navigate the legal system effectively. Contact Monument Legal today for a consultation and personalized legal assistance tailored to your case.

Why Choose Monument Legal?

We have extensive experience handling strangulation charges, and are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors. In addition, we will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed, answering your questions, and addressing your concerns. Our one goal in every case is to get our clients the best possible outcome. We care about your case, and we care about you.

Monument Legal consistently provides excellent results for their clients, including:

  • Diversion agreements
  • Reduced charges
  • Not guilty verdicts