Q: Domestic violence, who should be arrested, the person who lays hands on first or the person who's defending themself?
A: It could be both, none, or just the instigator. You are allowed to use force to protect yourself during an assault or to prevent an assault, BUT you must be able to justify the force you used. So, for example, you can lay hands on a person first IF it is to protect yourself from an anticipated assault. More information is required to fully answer your particular question because these types of cases are fact-driven and depend heavily on credibility.
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