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Austin Assault by Strangulation or Impeding the Normal Breathing By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on January 27, 2020

Austin Assault Family Violence – Strangulation/Impeding Breath/Choking Attorney in Austin Texas

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The Texas Penal Code defines assault as intentionally or recklessly causing or threatening bodily injury, or intentionally causing physical contact that the other person might reasonably find offensive. Assault is typically prosecuted as a Class A Misdemeanor. However, the courts treat violence among family members and couples more seriously. If the victim alleges that the assault involved strangulation or a blockage of the airways or blood flow, and the victim is a family member or an intimate partner, the State can charge you with a 3rd Degree Felony. Convicted felons often face lifelong complications, including potential difficulty finding housing and employment. Many landlords do not want to rent to a convicted felon, and many employers deem it too high of a risk to employ a convicted felon.

If the State has accused you of assault family violence with strangulation, reliable, competent legal representation can significantly increase your chances of getting your charges reduced or dismissed. Austin Assault Defense Attorney Jason Trumpler is an aggressive criminal defense attorney with 20-years of experience. He has handled thousands of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney and achieved spectacular results at both the pretrial and jury trial phase. Call our office today at 512-457-5200.

Potential Consequences

The Texas Penal Code defines strangulation as impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck or by block the nose or mouth. Prosecutors treat strangulation particularly seriously because it can have devastating effects. It takes little effort to strangle someone, and some statistics purport that strangulation victims are 7x more likely to become victims of homicide.

Assault by Strangulation with a family violence allegation is a 3rd Degree Felony. If the State convicts you of a 3rd Degree Felony, potential consequences may include:

  • Imprisonment in a state prison for 2 to 10-years.
  • A fine of up to $10,000

In addition to prison time and fines, you may also be barred from holding federal office/holding some federal licenses, voting, serving in the armed forces, owning a firearm, and more.

To be convicted of assault causes bodily injury with family violence with strangulation, the prosecutor must provide that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Jason Trumpler can aggressively review your evidence to determine what the best approach is when negotiating your case or taking your case to trial before a jury.

Contact Us Today At 512-457-5200

Austin Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Trumpler has been practicing criminal law for 20-years. He currently practices in the following Central Texas counties: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Lee, Bell, Bastrop, Comal, Burnet, and Caldwell. During his time as a practicing attorney, he has gotten hundreds of cases successfully reduced or dismissed. Contact Our Office Today At 512-457-5200.

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Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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