Choking Can Lead To A Felony Assault Charge

Everyone faces stressful situations and disagreements that can lead to anger. Sometimes this anger can be expressed quietly; sometimes it comes out as shouting; and sometimes it crosses the legal threshold and comes out as violent acts that are prohibited by law. After a heated dispute, each party may have contradictory accounts of what happened, which can lead to false accusations of violence or disproportionate charges.

Assault by choking is a third-degree felony assault in Texas — a serious charge that carries the possibility of years in prison. Unlike a spontaneous punch or shove, choking implies an intent to restrict the passage of air through one's airway and to potentially do serious bodily harm. So if you've been accused of choking, it's crucial to mount a strong defense.

As your attorney, it's my job to tell your side of the story. If you've been unfairly charged with felony assault by choking, I will use every legal tool available to get those charges dropped or reduced. And if there is no denying that some form of choking did occur, I will work to ensure that the consequences you face are not disproportionate to your actions.

Choking Charges Come Up Frequently In Domestic Violence Cases

Choking can occur in many contexts, but one of the most common settings is in the midst of a domestic dispute that escalates into violence. Because I have represented many clients charged with various forms of domestic violence in my 25 years of legal experience, I can help you navigate these charges with precision.

For instance, those charged with domestic violence are sometimes deprived of access to their own homes, as well as their own children, when a restraining order is filed. I can help you anticipate these hurdles and take steps to protect your rights while your case moves forward.

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I have been serving clients with commitment, loyalty, honesty, integrity and passion for more than 25 years. I understand that life is messy and criminal charges can come to those who least expect them. I am personally invested in the success of each of my clients, and I will work hard to help you obtain the best outcome available in your case.

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