As human beings there are times we unintentionally lose our temper. It may be that we are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just in the heat of the moment, and we do something we may regret. In these times when control is lost, if you put your hands around another individual’s neck and impede airflow, no matter how hard or soft the pressure, you could be found guilty of a Class H Felony in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
As with many crimes in Wisconsin, there are often enhancers when accused of strangulation. Depending on what the other enhancers are, such as a domestic or weapon enhancer, the charges brought against an individual become more serious depending on the circumstances surrounding the situation.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are accused of strangulation on its own, or with enhancers, you need an attorney. In cases of strangulation, the situation is often a he said / she said, or a misunderstanding. The longer you wait to hire representation, the longer you are waiting to start defending yourself. If the state has started to build a case against you, then why would you wait to start your defense?
Whether you are a resident of Columbia County, a surrounding area, or visiting from out of state, fighting accusations of strangulation and possible other enhancers is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Our attorneys know that there are two sides to every story and we will fight to get the facts. If you want to talk to an attorney who believes in the rights of the accused, we will be here for you. Call us today at 608-254-9589 or contact us online.
Southworth & Stamman, LLC.