After You Defend Against a Choke Attack, Can You Prosecute?

22 03 2010

Depends on the state you live in.  In New York, it appears unlikely.

Thanks to Crystal Middlestadt for finding this article on the criminality (or lack thereof) of an intensely terrifying experience.




One response

24 03 2010
Joanne Factor

In Washington State strangulation is indeed a felony. I’m told (by one of our dojo’s attorneys) that this is a fairly recent addition to the law, prompted by the prevalence of choking in domestic violence incidents.

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