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Nonfatal Strangulation as a Felony Offense (2016)

Subject
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Published
03/08/2016

This memorandum provides information on Colorado law related to nonfatal strangulation and information on the laws in states in which nonfatal strangulation is a felony. While Colorado statutes do not specifically address strangulation, other criminal statutes may apply. This memorandum also provides information on the 30 states identified by staff that explicitly designate strangulation as a felony.

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