In the state of Idaho, judges err on the side of caution when it comes to domestic violence and spousal abuse. If you are facing charges of domestic violence or attempted strangulation, you need to act quickly to find an experienced criminal defense attorney to aggressively defend your rights. The prosecutors won’t be looking to do you any favors and the courts will take extra precautions to safeguard the alleged victim(s). The general reaction is an overreaction.
At our firm in Boise, Martens Law Office, P.C., our attorney has extensive experience handling these cases and will leave no stone unturned in your defense. You need the legal counsel of a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, as a conviction could stain the rest of your life.
To arrange a free initial consultation with our team, call 208-435-1132 today.
What Is Attempted Strangulation?
Attempted strangulation is a relatively new Idaho statute. It covers any incident where somebody chokes or attempts to strangle a member of his or her household, a spouse or a person whom he or she is in a dating relationship with or someone he or she has a child in common with. It is a serious felony charge that is punishable with up to 15 years in prison. The prosecution does not need to prove that the accused wished to kill the victim, they only need to demonstrate that he or she intended on strangling the victim.
More Than Criminal Penalties
In addition to the criminal penalties you will pay if convicted, you will have to live with the stigma of having such a violent crime on your record. This could affect your employability, cause you to lose your right to own a firearm and lead to a loss of your livelihood for years to come.
Protect Your Rights
Whether the crime is attempted murder, domestic violence or attempted strangulation, you are innocent until proven guilty. Before talking to the police, you need to talk to a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Contact our team at Martens Law Office, P.C., today to arrange your free initial consultation.