While Assault, Burglary, Robbery and Weapon Possession are the more common violent crimes prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and other offices in the New York City region, crimes relating to strangulation are also “on the books.” In fact, pursuant to Article 121 of the New York Penal Law, Strangulation and Related Offenses includes three crimes. These crimes are Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation (NY PL 121.11), Strangulation in the Second Degree (NY PL 121.12) and Strangulation in the First Degree (NY PL 121.13).
Because these crimes are relatively new and there is not a significant amount of information about them, Crotty Saland PC has created an educational website page not for advice purposes, but to educate readers on the law in this area. Obviously, should you be accused of or arrested for this or any other crime, contact a New York criminal lawyer to address the evidence against you as well as the applicable criminal law that you may face.
A law practice dedicated to criminal defense, the founding New York criminal defense attorneys at Crotty Saland PC both served as prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office prior to starting the law firm.