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SAC AND FOX NATION


Section 207.5. Domestic Abuse by Strangulation

(a) Any person who commits any assaultor battery by strangulation or attempted strangulation against a Protected Person as defined in the Nation’s Domestic Abuse Act shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class II Felonyand shall be punished by a minimum imprisonment in the tribal jail for a period of not less than three (3) months. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the defendant shall be punished by a minimum imprisonment in the tribal jail for a period of not less than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment and be subject to banishment for not more than Five (5) years.

(b) As used in this subsection, “strangulation” means a form of asphyxia characterized by closure of the blood vessels or air passages of the neck as a result of external pressure on the neck.