Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) As used in this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
(b) "Family or household members" has the meaning given in section 518B.01, subdivision 2.
(c) "Strangulation" means intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood
by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person.
    Subd. 2. Crime. Unless a greater penalty is provided elsewhere, whoever assaults a family or
household member by strangulation is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment
for not more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.
History: 2005 c 136 art 17 s 13

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes