Domestic Violence: Strangulation:
New Laws for 2012!!
What it is all about:
Penal Code Section 273.5
Existing law provides that any person who willfully inflcits upon his or
her spouse, former spouse, conhabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother
or father of his or her child, corporal inury resulting in a tramatic
condition is guilty of a wobbler.
Existing law defines traumatic condition to mean a condition of the body,
such as wound or external or internal injury whether of a minor or serious
nature, caused by a physcial force.
What the new law changes:
This new law would specify that "traumatic condition: includes injury
as a result of strangulation or suffocation and defines the terms strangulation
If you are arrested or charged with a crime, contact:
Christine McGuire, Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara County