Florida law defines domestic violence as "any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member." Domestic violence is not just when two family members disagree and argue, a spat between a husband and wife or an anger management issue.
When there is suspicion of domestic violence or someone is charged with domestic assault, it is important that the difference between what is and is not domestic violence is applied to the situation. There may be circumstances that have brought about actions that fit into the first category, but are not the typical behavior of the alleged abuser. If the alleged abuser has a good attorney, that attorney should be able to show evidence to this effect in a court of law to possibly lessen the charges or maybe even have them thrown out.