Indiana Strangulation Law


(a) This section does not apply to a medical procedure.

b) As used in this section, “torso” means any part of the upper body from the collarbone to the hips.

(c) A person who, in a rude, angry, or insolent manner, knowingly or intentionally:

(1) Applies pressure to the throat or neck of another person; or

(2) Obstructs the nose or mouth of the another person; or

(3) Applies pressure to the torso of another person;

In a manner that impedes the normal breathing or the blood circulation of the other person commits strangulation, a Level 6 felony.

(d) However, the offense under subsection (c) is a Level 5 felony if:

(1) The offense is committed against a pregnant woman; and

(2) The person who committed the offense knew the victim was pregnant at the time of the offense.