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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 315A

Choking, suffocation or strangulation in a domestic setting

315A Choking, suffocation or strangulation in a domestic setting

(1) A person commits a crime if—
(a) the person unlawfully chokes, suffocates or strangles another person, without the other person’s consent; and
(b) either—
(i) the person is in a domestic relationship with the other person; or
(ii) the choking, suffocation or strangulation is associated domestic violence under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 .
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—7 years imprisonment.
(2) An assault is not an element of an offence against subsection (1) .



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