? asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Am I guilty of domestic assault?

While arguing with my wife she pushed me across the room. I got pushed up against the sink and picked up a frying pan and raised it and told her to beat it. I am charged with assault and possession of a weapon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    not. you should have pressed charges on her. you were merely defending yourself. next time crack her one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    based on all you speak here. not guilty.

    with all due respects to professional input there remains the discovery of other relationship facts/facets among the two of you.

    i want to add that there have been special interest resourceful which have created an imbalance of responsibilities and realizations to relationship which makes most assault and batteries male responsible ... unless an offending woman makes blatant the offence.

    the creation of domestic assault laws were created to protect women and children in the main and most certainly can be considered bona fide. however......the current status of domestic assault legislations neglect a wide range of human relationship probabilities (possibilities). and this is because it would include the necessity of society being responsible for its' own cause and creation to domestic (or any) assault.

    and since this is the case there are actual offences which were not.....are not and likely will not ever be legislated for the protection of any family member.

    in short....there are a wide variety of mental/emotional assaults not considered (because they are not considered whatsoever) criminal and therefore rendering female or male and child quite vulnerable.

    these laws which were created will only be helpful for a fraction of the assaults which occur and will absolutely actually create more harm than good.

    would you like to hear more...?

    be well always you and yours

    Source(s): human relationship counselling is the best response for all citizens and tax payers ... it is not nearly as costly as court rooms being distracted to manage or mismanage a small portion of the many pervasive human relationship struggles which could be brought forth. all human relationship disagreements simply (and not so simply) out-crop from incomplete articulations in human relationship management and responsibility.....personally and inter-personally. peace and harmony in human living will be fostered and great increases in health and productivity are sure to manifest by the conscientious and purposefull awareness and actitivities which re-create excitingly and contently.
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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know if you are telling the whole story here. Who started the shoving first ? Who made the first threatning move ? Did you hit your wife before hand with your fist, or slap her ? Did you hit her with the pan. Are you leaving out anything that would implicate you? From the story you tell here .. on the surface sounds like domestic violence between the both of you. Good Luck! :)

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  • Well it sounds as if you were going to use the frying pan if you had to. That's a weapon. You could have brought charges on her, she assaulted you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you are. The only way to justify hitting or pushing her in anyway is self defense. But you would have had to leave the situating immediately. and call the police yourself. Depending on which state you live in, the laws are different. My suggestion would be to get into anger management before I went to court. It has been my experience that once this type of thing starts happening, it unusually continues if no counseling is present. And if your wife is not willing to make the changes, that BOTH of you need to, try to leave before the hatred is irreversible.

    Source(s): family law is my specialty
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  • 4 years ago

    it is not regulation enforcement that refers to him as an "abuser." it truly is the regulation that shows he develop into convicted of an attack/family Violence. the situation is that "guy" has a propensity to combat as a replace of conversing! there is not any reason each physique would desire to hotel to pushing, shoving, hitting, or killing yet another. contained in the previous, victims of family violence often declined to press rates subsequently the guidelines have been replaced putting the rigidity upon the police to make an arrest if there is ANY sign of an attack with none room for officer discretion. Doing that has helped the victims placed the blame on the police the place the criminal won't pass back and reassault the sufferer because of the fact of an arrest made.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In law, assault is a threat to hit or injure a person. (Battery is the actual unconsented touching, hitting or injuring.) So yes, you are guilty of domestic assault.

    You are a battered spouse and can file your own complaint.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I doesn't sound like you did anything wrong.

    BUT...if you intend on maintaining a residence with her, she needs to be told (in plain, kindergarten terms) that you will not tolerate her putting her hands on you!

    So...the next time you get into a heated argument with her, let her know that she might want to go outside and calm down by smoking a cigarette or cutting the grass...'cause if she puts her hands on you, there will be negative consequences.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you are.

    And so is she.

    Maybe you two lovebirds could just go for counseling intead of assaulting each other and costing the rest of us taxpayers money.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no that is not assault...if the popos knew the whole story but usually the guy ends up looking bad

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who the heck are you--Ralph Cramden? Adult relationships are filled with rage and violent outbursts; but if she didn't hit you, and you didn't hit her... Come on, the two of you are adults. The 'boys don't hit girls' thing died a long time ago. Of course boys and girls hit each other. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned brawl with your sex partner. It's chic. The two of you can play Spanky.

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