Attempted Strangulation Charges In Boise
Work With A Committed Criminal Defense Lawyer
Idaho is one of several states with a law on the books to specifically
address attempted strangulation of a "family or household member"
- most often a spouse or person with whom the accused has a dating or
sexual relationship. This is a felony charge that can be punishable by
up to 15 years in prison - and it can be
one of several serious charges brought in a case of alleged
If you are facing a charge of attempted strangulation, bringing out the
truth and avoiding a lengthy prison term may be difficult. Call a tenacious
Boise criminal defense attorney at Bublitz Law, P.C. We dig into cases
and fight persistently for our clients. For a free consultation focused
on your problem and legal options, please
call our law firm as soon as possible.
Potential for Serious Consequences
It is not uncommon for people to be shocked that an attempted strangulation
charge has been brought against them after what could be viewed as a minor
domestic dispute. Actual choking may not have occurred at all, but it
is becoming more common for police to level and pursue this charge.
Police are aware of factors that affect these cases, such as:
- Evidence of any contact with the alleged victim's neck with your hands
- such as bruises or scratches - can be used to pursue this charge
- Intimidated by the prospect of a lengthy prison term, some defendants are
much more likely to plead guilty to a lesser, but still serious, charge
such as domestic assault or domestic battery
State v. Kolenic: Felony Attempted Strangulation
Mr. Kolenic was at home with his daughter when his live-in girlfriend
claimed that he choked her and strangled her. She called the police and
Mr. Kolenic was arrested. The State refused to offer a misdemeanor, so
we took it to trial. Defense offered numerous witnesses on how the victim
was not trustworthy and how Mr. Kolenic is a peaceful person. After Mr.
Bublitz caught the victim in numerous lies on the stand, the jury returned
a verdict of
not guilty. Read more about our firm's
case successes in jury trials.
Call Anytime to Reach a Skilled Defense Attorney
The consequences of a felony conviction go far beyond a potential prison
sentence into the loss of basic rights and severe limitations on your
future life prospects. All domestic violence charges must be taken seriously
for these same reasons, along with a domestic violence charge's impact
on your family situation.
Before you give in to intimidation or leverage, and before you give up
on your ability to fight an unjustified charge, please contact Bublitz
Law, P.C. and request a
free consultation. Whether we ultimately decide taking your case to trial or negotiating
assertively for reduced consequences is the best way to go, our firm is
prepared to work and battle for you.