Strangulation Attorneys in Madison, WI
Felony Strangulation and Suffocation Laws in Wisconsin
Wisconsin law states that, “Whoever intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person is guilty of a Class H felony.”
Criminal Penalties for Strangulation in Madison
Strangulation is a serious charge and usually falls under domestic violence. It is always a felony offense, even if it is a first offense. If convicted of strangulation, you could face the following consequences:
- Up to 6 years in prison
- A $10,000 fine
If you have been previously convicted of strangulation or another violent crime, you can be charged with a Class G felony, which increases the penalties to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
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Allow our criminal defense lawyers to protect you from a strangulation or suffocation conviction
Contact a Madison criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the legal issues surrounding a strangulation charge. We will work to create the most successful defense possible. Grieve Law domestic violence attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case to extract every bit of information that will be beneficial to the outcome.