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Burlington County Strangulation Assault Attorney 

Burlington County Strangulation Assault Attorney

Strangulation Defense Lawyer in Burlington County, NJ Defends Clients Arrested and Charged with Choking During a Domestic Dispute in Eversham, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Pemberton Medford, And Throughout South Jersey 

In 2021, a new law was passed in New Jersey that made strangulation assault a second-degree indictable offense. This means that anyone who is charged with this crime faces the potential of serving 5 to 10 years in prison. Those accused of this crime also face hefty fines. The changes in the law also mean that pretrial intervention, when charged with this crime, has been eliminated. It is therefore even more crucial to have the guidance and representation of an experienced Burlington County strangulation assault attorney. 

The team at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio is committed to fighting on behalf of those accused of crimes in Burlington County and throughout New Jersey. We have a track record of successfully defending those charged with strangulation assault. We will fight to secure the best outcome in your case. 

Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced strangulation defense lawyer in Burlington County, NJ. We would be glad to review your case and explain your rights and options to you for free. We will develop an effective strategy for your defense and fight to secure your freedom. 

Facing A Criminal Charge And Have Questions? We Can Help. Contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Today At 856-888-9059 Or Fill Our Our Convenient Online Contact Form For A Free Consultation About Your Case.

Defenses That a Burlington County Strangulation Assault Attorney May Use 

Being charged with strangulation assault is serious. This second-degree crime carries serious penalties with it. You face the possibility of being imprisoned for between 5 and 10 years. There are also hefty fines that can be imposed for a conviction. It is therefore important to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced Burlington County strangulation assault attorney. 

There are various defenses that an experienced attorney can apply to a case in order to secure the freedom of their client. Some of the possible defenses include: 

Questioning the validity of evidence 

The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime knowingly. They must provide evidence to support this. We will review the evidence presented by the prosecution and poke holes in their case by questioning the validity of the evidence presented. 

Arguing that the strangulation was part of consensual sexual activity 

Many times, strangulation in a domestic dispute is actually part of consensual sexual activity. We will argue that the rough sexual activity was consensual and undermine the alleged victim’s assertion that the strangulation was assault. 

Questioning the motives of the alleged victim 

It is not uncommon for people to accuse others of assault in an attempt to gain an advantage in a custody dispute, as part of revenge, or with other malicious intent. We will question the alleged victim’s motives for filing a complaint. 

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About Burlington County, NJ 

Burlington County is a county located in New Jersey. It is in fact the largest county in New Jersey by geographical area. It is however the 11th most populous county in the state with a population of 461, 860 as of the 2020 US census. 

Domestic violence charges are taken seriously in New Jersey. New Jersey State Police reported that there were 61,659 cases of domestic violence reported in 2015 alone. Changes to the laws in the state have meant that penalties for crimes related to domestic violence are more stringent. If you have been charged with strangulation assault, you will need the guidance and representation of an experienced strangulation defense lawyer in Burlington County, NJ. Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to learn how we can help. 

Strangulation Assault Defense Locations Served:

  • Burlington County Strangulation Assault Defense
  • Camden County Strangulation Assault Defense
  • Gloucester County Strangulation Assault Defense

Michele Finizio has office locations nearby located at 9 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057, and 1873 Marlton Pike East #2d, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Contact her today for a free consultation about your case.

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Consult With an Experienced Burlington County Strangulation Assault Attorney

Strangulation assault is a serious charge with serious consequences. If you’ve been charged with this crime, you face the potential of going to prison and paying a hefty fine. We at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio offer you the opportunity to work with an experienced and skilled Burlington County strangulation assault attorney. 

Contact our law firm and schedule a free consultation with our attorney. We will review your case and devise an effective strategy to protect your freedom and rights. Our team will work tirelessly to secure the best outcome in your case. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Strangulation Assault Charges in Burlington County, NJ

Can I secure bail or pretrial release when I have been charged with strangulation assault? 

Strangulation assault is categorized as a second-degree crime in New Jersey. This means that pretrial release or posting bonds have been eliminated for those facing these charges. If you have been arrested and charged with strangulation assault, you will be taken to jail and held until your initial appearance in court. Your hearing will occur within 24 hours of your arrest. A judge will decide whether you should be released and set the conditions of your release. However, if the prosecution files a motion to detain, you will not have a hearing or be able to seek immediate release. 

If you have been charged with strangulation assault, it is vital that you seek the guidance and representation of an experienced strangulation defense lawyer in Burlington County, NJ as soon as possible. Your freedom is at risk. Your attorney can help fight your charges and secure your freedom.

I was holding the alleged victim back and accused of choking them. What should I do? 

It is not uncommon for people who were trying to fight off an aggressor to find that they have instead been accused of attempting to strangle the person they were fighting off. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced Burlington County strangulation assault attorney, you can fight to protect your rights and freedom. 

The team at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio has vast experience defending the rights of those accused of strangulation assault. We will investigate your case thoroughly to gather evidence to support your defense. We will examine the prosecution’s case and poke holes in it to defend your rights and freedom. You can rely on us to fight for the best outcome in your case.

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