West Virginia (2016)


WV. CODE 61-2-9d. STRANGULATION; DEFINITIONS; PENALTIES

(A) As used in this section:

(1) “Bodily injury” means substantial physical pain, illness or any impairment of physical condition;

(2) “Strangle” means knowingly and willfully restricting another person’s air intake or blood flow by the application of pressure on the neck or throat;

(B) Any person who strangles another without that person’s consent and thereby causes the other person bodily injury or loss of consciousness is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned in a state correctional facility not less than one year or more than five years, or both fined and imprisoned.

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