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Q: I’ve slapped him 3 times in the past. But yesterday he brutally attacked me, choked me slapped me dragged me by my hair

I’ve slapped him 3 times in the past. But yesterday he brutally attacked me, choked me slapped me dragged me by my hair and threw a door on me. Who gets into trouble?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: In such situations, both parties may face legal consequences for acts of violence. It is important to understand that previous acts do not justify retaliation or escalation. If you were attacked, you have the right to report the incident to the police and seek protection. Depending on the details and evidence of the incident, law enforcement will assess who is at fault.

It is also crucial to seek medical attention if you have been injured. Regardless of past conflicts, you can obtain a restraining order to protect yourself from future harm. To address the legal complexities of domestic violence and potential defense claims, you should seek legal advice promptly.

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