When many people think of domestic abuse, they often picture husbands hurting their wives. While this scenario is common, it is also possible for women to find themselves facing criminal accusations for domestic violence. Just like when a man is accused in this type of scenario, women facing criminal charges also need to find their best defense avenues.
It was recently reported that multiple women have been accused of domestic abuse in Florida. The incidents vary in the manner in which the alleged abuse occurred, and the women range in age from 21 to 47 years old. Among the alleged victims in these cases were two husbands, a fiance and a mother. The 21-year-old woman charged with domestic battery reportedly shoved cake into her mother's face and took her brother's cellphone so that he could not call authorities.
In another situation, a woman allegedly threw a bucket of paint and a paintbrush at her husband, and another woman purportedly bit and scratched her fiance. A fourth woman claims that she was trying to arouse her husband when she squeezed his genitals so hard he had difficulty walking. All of these women were taken into custody and are currently facing domestic battery charges.
Details were not given as to what led up to these reported altercations. Nonetheless, the women facing these allegations for domestic violence will now need to work through their criminal cases. It would likely be wise for these and other individuals accused of such crimes to consult with Florida defense attorneys about their options.