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Longview Felony Strangulation Defense Attorney
Ryan R. Hill, Attorney at Law, has more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense. Ryan has seen how, occasionally, victims can take advantage of this law. He understands domestic violence laws, and is very familiar with all of the local, state and federal legal systems in East Texas. He will defend you against a felony strangulation charge and fight to protect your freedom.
Strangling Your Partner Or A Member Of Your Household Is A Felony
In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed a law making intimate partner or family violence strangulation a third-degree felony offense. It is a second-degree felony offense if this is your second offense. These charges can result in two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, depending on whether it is your first or second offense. These are very serious charges, and your spouse, partner or family member may use this against you if there has been an incident of domestic violence.
The Definition Of Strangulation
According to the Texas Penal Code, intimate partner strangulation and suffocation involves “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person’s throat or neck or by blocking the person’s nose or mouth.”
Ryan Hill will thoroughly investigate the events leading to your arrest. He and his team will review the evidence against you and interview witnesses, if available. He will look for inconsistencies in the victim’s story that may indicate that he or she made a false accusation. Ryan is an accomplished trial lawyer and will use this information to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
An Attorney Dedicated To Defending You
We work closely with you to create a strong defense strategy that fits your particular circumstances. Ryan truly cares about protecting your future and will do everything in his power to prevent the consequences of a felony conviction from destroying your life.