Utah Strangulation Law


(1) Aggravated assault is an actor’s conduct

(a) That is:

(i) An attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another;

(ii) A threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another or;

(iii) An act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another; and

(b) That includes the use of:

(i) A dangerous weapons as defined Section 76-1-601;

(ii) Any act that impedes the breathing or the circulation of blood of another person by the actor’s use of unlawful force or violence that is likely to produce a loss of consciousness by:

(A) Applying pressure to the neck or throat of a person; or

(B) Obstructing the nose, mouth, or airway of a person; or

(iii) Other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily

(2) Any act under this section is punishable as a third degree felony, except that an act under this sectionis punishable as a second degree felony if:

(a) The act results in serious bodily injury; or

(b) An act under subsection (1)(b)(ii) produces a loss of consciousness.