Coatesville, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I need help with my boyfriend case

My little brother was there during it all he told the cops his side and my boyfriend got arrested because my brother told his if he touch me he would stab him so my boyfriend told him he would shot him they locked his guns up and left them i wasn't strangled i didn't need medical help his charges are Strangulation Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck

2 Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another

3 Simple Assault

4 Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense

5 Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact

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Ellis B. Klein
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Ellis B. Klein
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Yardley, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Stangulation is a felony and he could face substantial jail time if convicted. Get a lawyer asap. If he can't afford one, apply for the Public Defender. If the victim does not want to prosecute, that will help, but that doesnt mean the case automatically goes away. Get a good lawyer and quickly!

Mr. Ryan L Hyde agrees with this answer

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: These types of case do not lend themselves well to internet self help. Your best bet is to get him an attorney if he doesn't already have one. Depending on the county the Commonwealth is very aggressive with this particular charge and it sounds like he has a few defenses. Don't gather false hope about how some guy in an internet forum got off of the charges. Talk to an experienced local attorney and let them walk you through real defenses.

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