Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Under Florida Statute 784.041, Domestic Battery by Strangulation is committed when a person knowingly and willingly, against the will of the alleged victim, impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member or of a person with whom he or she is in a dating relationship, so as to create a risk of or cause great bodily harm by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person by blocking the nose or mouth of the other person.

Domestic battery by strangulation is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in Florida Statute 775.082, Florida Statute 775.083, or Florida Statute 775.084.


If you are convicted of Domestic Battery by Strangulation, you are facing up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000.00 fine. In the state of Florida, it is also mandatory that the defendant complete a Batterer's Intervention Program and financial obligations. 


  1. Self defense
  2. False allegations
  3. The injuries obtained by the alleged victim were accidental
  4. The injuries obtained by the alleged victim do not fir the definition of Domestic Battery by Strangulation

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Being accused of a crime such as Domestic Battery by Strangulation does not necessarily mean you are guilty of said crime.

There are many factual and legal issues that must be investigated and evaluated. Because of the complexities and penalties associated with a Battery charge, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal trial lawyer right away.

If you or someone you know has been accused of Domestic Battery by Strangulation in the Pinellas County or surrounding areas, it is very important that you contact a knowledgable attorney immediately. Our team of attorneys, investigators, and experts are highly skilled in defending crimes and will begin building your defense today.

Contact us for a free analysis of your case at our local office located in Clearwater, Florida. Call Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC today at (727) 531-2926 to learn about your legal options if you have been accused of Domestic Battery by Strangulation in the Tampa Bay area. Start building your defense immediately!

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