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i live in ohio and am in need of serious advice. my wife and i have been seperated but were trying to work things out. after drinking one night she became enraged when i was on the phone with a female friend. she attacked me, pulling my hair and screaming. during the ordeal my mother removed our son from the room. at that time my wife left the room and began a confrontation with my mother, who is 62 years old, legally blind, and suffering from numerous health problems. my mother yelled for help and i tried to remove my wife from the room, at which time she turned her attack on me again. i pushed her away from me and told her to leave. she called the police and i was arrested for domestic violence. my case is self-defense. is there any validity to this? i really need help because i am worried this will affect my custody/visitation with my son when we go through divorce proceedings.

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