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Facing Charges for Attempted Strangulation? Contact Our Firm to Move Forward with Your Defense.

Boise Attempted Strangulation Lawyer

Helping Those Accused of Attempted Strangulation in Idaho

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 domestic violence.

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 consultation focused on your problem and legal options, please call our law firm as soon as possible.

What Factors Can Affect An Attempted Strangulation Case?

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

2008: 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.

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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. 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.

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 consultation.

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What to Do After Being Arrested Know the Right Steps to Take

Being arrested can be a jarring and confusing event in anyone's life. For those who have never been in a similar situation, it can be especially difficult to know what to do next. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys explain what you need to do to promote the highest likelihood of a successful defense.

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