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Florida man charged with murder after alleged domestic violence

After being charged with a crime, accused parties have the ability to decide how they would like to handle their court proceedings. Some parties may wish to enter a guilty plea to stipulated charges if a situation arises in which they may be able to receive a lesser sentence for that plea. On the other hand, some individuals may prefer preparing and presenting a defense in order to maintain their innocence against domestic violence or other charges.

A Florida man may be looking into his legal options after being taken into custody. It was reported that an officer was called to a residence due to an alleged domestic violence incident. The report also stated that the officer allegedly saw a man stab his wife with a knife. The incident reportedly began when the couple began arguing, and the man punched the woman in the face.

The woman and the man's daughter apparently ran and called emergency services, which prompted the officer to arrive. The woman attempted to run farther but was reportedly unable to get away and was allegedly stabbed. She was transported from the scene, but she purportedly succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. As a result of the situation, the man was charged with first-degree murder.

Charges relating to an alleged domestic violence event must be considered closely. An individual may wish to provide further details about the situation that could potentially help defend against the accusations. Information on creating a criminal defense and information on Florida criminal proceedings in general may help an accused party better prepare for upcoming court appearances.

Source: wfla.com, "Polk man stabs wife in front of teen daughter, deputies say", May 9, 2015

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