Criminal Strangulation

Tough, Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Connecticut

Our legal team at Tomeo Sills, LLC has defended clients facing all sorts of violent criminal charges, including strangulation. Our in-depth knowledge of criminal law has helped us successfully defend many people and achieve more desirable outcomes for our clients. If you are facing charges of strangulation, here’s what you need to know:

Legal Definition of Strangulation in Connecticut

Connecticut General Statute § 53A-64AA states that a person can be guilty of strangulation if they restrain another person by the neck with deliberate intent to restrict their breathing or blood flow in order to cause physical harm or death. Strangulation charges can also be brought if tools or other materials are used with the same intent.

You are more likely to be found guilty of strangulation and made subject to jail time, fines, etc. if you have faced previous strangulation charges, even if the alleged strangulation has not resulted in death or severe physical harm to another person in either case. However, even in cases of repeated strangulation accusations, there are ways to minimize the harsh legal ramifications and protect yourself against the damaging effects of such charges.

Because strangulation is a class C felony in Connecticut, you can be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in jail.

What to Do if You Are Facing Charges of Strangulation

If you have been accused of a violent crime, don’t wait to get in touch with an experienced legal representative. Our team of Connecticut criminal defense lawyers at Tomeo Sills, LLC knows what it takes to protect your reputation and minimize the consequences of violent criminal charges.

Even if you are innocent and have not committed the crimes you have been accused of, it is critical that you have legal representation in your case, in order to increase your chances of receiving a more desirable outcome.

Call us at (844) 913-7747 or send us an email to receive a free case evaluation right away.