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Defenses to Domestic Violence

In Florida, domestic violence crimes are very defendable and a decision to plead guilty or no contest should not be made without first consulting with a lawyer. There are defenses to domestic violence. They are:

Disputes about the underlying incident;

There is no injury and the alleged victim is not truthful;

Alleged victim using domestic violence laws to gain an edge in a divorce action;


Defending another such as a child or other household member;

Defending against the destruction of your personal property;

Defending yourself when attached in your home (Stand your ground)

Mutual combat;


John P. Rutkowski, Attorney at Law, firm represents clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, BUI, Criminal & Civil Traffic Offenses. Contact Mr. Rutkowski today for a free telephone consultation.


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