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Will castle doctrine get me out of assault charge?

I was charged with assault after my girlfriend hit me. I was really just restraining her and defending myself and my property (she was trying to break my dishes too). Can I use this as a real defense in court?


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    The defense is that you used reasonable force to avoid injury.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Edward D. Dowling IV | Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    132 Foxdale Lane
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631) 509-0662
    You may have the defense of self defense. You should hire an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Jeffrey Dixon Knight | Jeffrey Dixon Knight Attorney at Law
    Post Office Box 584
    Jackson, MS 39205
    (601) 613-9389
    No, castle doctrine does not generally apply to cases involving domestic violence.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    You should definitely assert this defense, if the truth. Self defense is an affirmative defense, and you will have the burden of proving it. Make sure you are represented by good counsel, who can direct you in establishing your innocence to the trier of fact.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    Not without a lawyer. By yourself the Judge and DA will just laugh at you.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/27/2013
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