When heated verbal disagreements arise, there may always be a chance that the situation could grow out of control and develop into a physical altercation. While actions taken in a heated moment might not always be intentional, should injuries occur, the fallout of the incident could leave a person facing significant legal concerns. Reports of a domestic incident in which authorities claim to have encountered a person with injuries have left a 45-year-old man in Wisconsin accused of attempted homicide.
Authorities advised that the incident began when they were called out to investigate reports of a domestic dispute on a recent Thursday night. Upon arriving at the scene, they claim to have found a victim who presented with injuries stemming from an alleged strangulation attempt. While little information about the investigation into the dispute was provided, reports do indicate that a man was arrested soon thereafter.
Reports indicate that the man stands accused of attempting to strangle another individual and that he is now facing charges for first-degree attempted homicide. Although the penalties for similar charges are serious enough should a conviction be obtained, these may increase in severity should any previous convictions exist. Reports indicate that the man has several previous convictions for similar charges on record.
The next steps
Individuals who stand accused of charges such as attempted homicide might not always know how best to approach the subsequent process. Fortunately, one does not have to face the criminal justice system alone, and there are attorneys who can work toward protecting a person’s legal rights while providing insight on all his or her available options. An attorney in Wisconsin can evaluate the circumstances a client is facing and assist him or her in developing a strategy to seek the best outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.