2007 ORS 163.187¹
Strangulation

(1) A person commits the crime of strangulation if the person knowingly impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by:

(a) Applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person; or

(b) Blocking the nose or mouth of the other person.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to legitimate medical or dental procedures or good faith practices of a religious belief.

(3) Strangulation is a Class A misdemeanor. [2003 c.577 §2]

Note: 163.187 (Strangulation) was added to and made a part of 163.160 (Assault in the fourth degree) to 163.208 (Assaulting a public safety officer) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Where state relied on precisely same act to es­tab­lish "use-physical-force" ele­ment of robbery and "cause-physical-injury" ele­ment of assault, defendant's assault con­vic­­tion merged into robbery con­vic­­tion. State v. Steele, 33 Or App 491, 577 P2d 524 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 429, 432, 482-486 (1972)

Chapter 163

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163—Offenses Against Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­163.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 163, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­163ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.