Facing a Strangulation Charge in Mercer County

What to Know About Strangulation Case in Mercer County

Arrested and Charged with Choking in Mercer County

As of July 2021, anyone accused of choking another during a domestic dispute in New Jersey will now be charged with a second degree indictable offense (felony). With the passing of this new legislation regarding strangulation allegations, New Jersey has once again shown its desire to protect those who fall victim of domestic violence. It is well known by now that the legislature has been extremely proactive in combating crimes of domestic violence and this is yet again another sign that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect would be victims. In fact, law enforcement throughout the State, including in Mercer County has undergo extensive training regarding domestic violence investigations. By there very nature, these types of crimes tend to not only be underreported but most investigation tend to be stonewalled by alleged victims. Therefore, New Jersey has put a big emphasis on spotting signs of choking. The elevation in the severity of the penalties one faces if convicted of domestic violence choking is just one of the proactive steps that New Jersey has taken over the years. Another major example was New Jersey’s Bail Reform Act that was enacted in 2017. The Bail Reform Act almost guarantees that those charged with a crime of domestic violence will be required to spend at least 24-48 hours in the County Jail. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime of domestic violence in Mercer County, the Law Office of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. Our attorneys have a significant amount of experience defending domestic violence allegations in Mercer County. We defend not only domestic violence strangulation charges but terroristic threats, harassment, stalking, aggravated assault and cyber-harassment charges as well. We serve all of Mercer County, including Hightstown, West Windsor, Hamilton, Trenton, Princeton, Hopewell, Ewing and East Windsor. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation today, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779.Read More