Domestic incidents that involve violence happen quite frequently in Florida. These incidents can have many participants and occur in a variety of circumstances. It is unfortunate when people who are in a relationship or who live with another person get involved in a dispute that turns physical. This can lead to an arrest for domestic assault, battery charges and more. It might even result in a conviction and long-term consequences. Should the incident involve accusations of domestic battery by strangulation, it is important for the accused person to understand this law and what the charges will entail.
If one person strangles another and does so with knowledge and the intent of causing an impediment to normal breathing or circulation, and it is done against the other person's will while they are in a dating relationship, or if it is a family or household member, it is domestic battery by strangulation. The strangulation is done by blocking off the nose and mouth or pressuring the throat or neck.