Violent crime charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors in Gillette, Campbell County, and Wyoming. If you have been arrested for domestic abuse or any other physical assault involving strangulation, you should retain representation right away. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our Gillette criminal defense attorney and team understand the seriousness of this type of charge. Allegations of strangulation should be handled delicately and you should take action to hire an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
Our legal team is here to help you after an accusation of strangulation. Call us at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
Strangulation involves putting pressure on the throat, neck, or nose and mouth with the intent to stop or impede breathing. It can be charged in a variety of different ways, depending on the circumstances of the alleged incident. Strangulation is often charged as part of a domestic violence offense, known as domestic assault by strangulation. It can also be paired with other violent crime offenses, including assault and battery or sexual assault charges. Whatever the case may be, the consequences are severe if you are convicted.
In violent crimes and domestic violence accusations, law enforcement often operate on the idea that you are guilty until proven innocent. Although it could have been a case of mistaken identity or a false accusation, you need to have a legal advocate on your side who can fight for you. Our Gillette strangulation attorney and team are familiar with the methods of local police officers and prosecutors, which we can use to your advantage as we build a defense strategy. We can make sure that you are given due process under the law.
We are available 24/7 to help. Contact us now at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
Upon arrest, a police officer will read you the Miranda warning (commonly known as Miranda rights). Your Miranda rights include the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and your right to legal counsel. If you have been arrested or investigated without being informed of your Miranda rights, your statements may be deemed inadmissible in a court or criminal trial.
Though specific events can differ on a case-by-case basis, there are certain things that you can expect immediately following an arrest. If you are arrested, an officer may handcuff you and take you to Central Booking where you will go through initial processing. After, you will be processed for arraignment (essentially your first appearance before a judge).
The arraignment hearing is where you will be read your official charges, if a plea offer has been made by the District Attorney or judge, and in some instances, a bail amount will be set. You will have the opportunity to plead “guilty” or “not guilty” at this time. If you prefer, you can accept a plea deal made by the prosecution.
Even if you think that the case against you is too incriminating, do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not have options available to you. Working with a criminal defense attorney who has trial experience and criminal law knowledge can only improve your chances of securing a reduction in charges, or in some cases, acquittal or complete dismissal.
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