Colorado (2016)


CO. REV. STAT. § 18-3-202. ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE

(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if:

(g) With the intent to cause serious bodily injury, he or she applies sufficient pressure to impede or restrict the breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by applying such pressure to the neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of the other person and thereby causes serious bodily injury.

State v. Sorrell (1989) 568 A.2d 376, 378

Choking the victim to the point of loss of consciousness amounted to serious bodily injury.

State v. Lee, 2019 WL 3949251, Unpublished.

All strangulations causing bodily injury must be charged under the strangulation subsection of second degree assault statute, with the offense being a felony in all instances.