CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:
Felony Strangulation charge for an allegation of choking a significant other resulted in an amendment and REDUCTION of the charge to a Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. The amended charge was punished by requirement of good behavior and an anger management class. No jail time, no felony record.
Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA.
Va Law § 18.2-51.6. Strangulation of another; penalty.
Any person who, without consent, impedes the blood circulation or respiration of another person by knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully applying pressure to the neck of such person resulting in the wounding or bodily injury of such person is guilty of strangulation, a Class 6 felony.
Punishment for conviction of felony; penalty: For Class 6 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.