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What’s The Penalty For Strangulation In New York?

In Queens, New York, Strangulation in the Second Degree incorporates the lesser charge of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, but is more serious because it also indicates that the defendant caused the victim to lose consciousness, caused a stupor, or caused any type of physical injury or impairment as a result of the physical altercation.

The charge carries a penalty of up to seven years in a state prison.

We have found that a strong defense includes challenging the nature of the alleged injury, or calling into doubt the nature of the impairment that the prosecution alleges.

Strangulation in the Second Degree is a very serious crime that represents a big risk to your future.

Call the Queens criminal defense attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today for a free consultation at 718-599-1111.