If you are considering self-defense as a counter to assault charges, it is important to understand exactly what makes a physical altercation permissible as self-defense. One of the key components is a reasonable fear that someone else is going to do you harm.
False convictions put innocent people behind bars. They're one of the worst mistakes the court system can make, and the whole system is designed to avoid them. However, they still happen.
People do not always know the individuals they marry quite as well as they think they do. What if your spouse turns out to be a career criminal? If the law catches up with your spouse, could you also get arrested?
Resisting arrest sounds dramatic: Throwing punching, running away and physically trying to stop the police from taking you into custody.
When you get arrested, it can feel like you have no rights at all. The police just do whatever they want. They're intimidating and clearly in charge, and you are forced to go along with it.