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Legal Statutes: New York

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Article 121. Strangulation and Related Offenses

back to topSec. 121.11 Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation

A person is guilty of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation when, with intent to impede the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person, he or she:

a. applies pressure on the throat or neck of such person; or

b. blocks the nose or mouth of such person.

Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation is a class A misdemeanor.
Added L.2010, c. 405, § 2, eff. Nov. 11, 2010.