Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation
The charge of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation is a class A misdemeanor, which can result in jail time and/or probation. New York state defines the crime as the intent to impede the normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck or blocking the nose or mouth of another person. These charges usually result from domestic incidents between couples. The offense is considered a conviction involving domestic violence for certain purposes. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer to represent you against these charges because the crime doesn’t require any physical evidence. It can simply be one persons word against another’s.
The Law Office of Andrew DeLuca, represents clients in the NY counties of Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie and nearby New York area that are charged with:
Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
Other related domestic violence crimes
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In the case of physical evidence of strangulation the charge is much more serious. Strangulation in the Second Degree is strangulation that causes stupor, loss of consciousness for any period of time, or any other physical injury or impairment. It’s a class D felony punishable by up to 7 years in jail. Strangulation in the First Degree in a class C felony that causes serious harm to an individual and is punishable by up to 15 years in jail.
Charges of strangulation in any form should not be taken lightly. Through investigation, negotiation and preparation, it’s possible to have these charges dismissed or reduced. That’s why having a skilled NY defense attorney by your side is essential to defending yourself against accusations of domestic violence.
Defense Attorney Capital Region
Upstate New York domestic violence attorney Andrew DeLuca has defended numerous Obstruction of Breathing and other domestic violence cases. Mr. DeLuca represents clients in Albany, Latham, Saratoga, Schenectady, Troy, Glens Falls and the surrounding NY area. Call today (518) 245-9109 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney, or fill out the form below.