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#CPS guidance

Non-fatal strangulation offence now in force

From the 7th June 2022, those who strangle their partners, in an attempt to control or induce fear, will now face prosecution under the new non-fatal strangulation legislation.

What do new strangulation and suffocation laws mean for lawyers?

Key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 will give prosecutors new powers to charge suspects with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018

On 13 November 2018, new provisions came into force when dealing with an assault on staff. The Crown Prosecution Service have also released new charging guidance for dealing with these offences and all practitioners will need to be up to date with the change in the law.