A person is guilty of strangulation in the second degree when he or she commits the crime of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, as defined in section 121.11 of this article, and thereby causes stupor, loss of consciousness for any period of time, or any other physical injury or impairment.

Terms Used In N.Y. Penal Law 121.12

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.

Strangulation in the second degree is a class D felony.