Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation is a misdemeanor-level offense, and is brought in the Suffolk County criminal courts when, with the intent to impede breathing or blood circulation, an individual applies pressure to the neck or airways of another. Strangulation is always charged as a felony, and occurs when a person obstructs the neck or airways of another and that person either loses consciousness or suffers a physical injury or impairment. Article 121 of the New York State Penal Law provides the specific details of these offenses.
Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation and Strangulation charges are serious offenses that require the assistance of an experienced Suffolk County criminal lawyer. At the Elbert Law Firm, our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases in the Suffolk County criminal courts.
Please contact us for a free consultation. We are happy to discuss the strategies we employed and the success we were able to obtain on our prior cases, and how we can assist you in achieving the best possible result in your case.