V.I. CODE ANN. TITLE 14 § 296. ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE
(3) Strangle[s] or attempts to strangle any person in an act of domestic violence;
Shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years and if the conviction results from an act of domestic violence, the person shall be fined no less than $1,000 and shall successfully complete certified mandatory Batters Intervention Program.