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Fort Peck Tribes, MT


For Peck Tribes Comprehensive Code of Justice, tit. 7, ch. 2, § 237 (2012)

§ 237 – Assaults by strangling or suffocating

Whoever assaults another by strangling or suffocating is guilty of a felony.

The term strangling means intentionally or recklessly impending the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a person by applying pressure to the throat or neck, regardless of whether such conduct results in any visible injury and regardless of whether there is any intent to kill or protractedly injure the victim.

The term suffocating means intentionally or recklessly impending the normal breathing of a person by covering the mouth of the person, the nose of the person, or both, regardless of whether such conduct results in any visible injury and regardless of whether there is any intent to kill or protractedly injure the victim.

Tit. 7, Ch. 5 § 501 (2016)

§ 501 Penalties

Offenses are divided into 3 classes, which are denominated and subject to maximum penalties, as follows:

(1) Felony, (except for felony charged pursuant to VI CCOJ 511,512) for which a maximum penalty of 1 year’s imprisonment, a fine of $5,000.00, or both, may be imposed.