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Nonfatal Strangulation as a Felony Offense (2016)

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

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.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details