28-year-old Deana Seltzer asked her mother to go to the restaurant in Lake Worth and her mother told her no. Seltzer then became enraged and began to punch her mother in the chest and arms. Seltzer’s father intervened but, in doing so, received multiple scratches to his face and body.
According to the police report, Deana went around flipping recliners and tearing up random furniture in a fit of rage. She also charged at her father with a decorative knife that was hanging on the wall, telling him that she was going to kill him.
Seltzer received charges of simple domestic battery and battery of a person 65 or older. As of now, Seltzer is in prison but will be ordered to undergo a mental health assessment when she is released.
Lake Worth Domestic Battery LawsYou’ve been accused or charged following a Florida violent crime such as domestic battery and now you might wonder where to turn. Domestic violence or battery happens when somebody unlawfully touches a family or household member in an offensive way or causes harm to them. Every year, millions of people will fall victim to domestic violence. If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, you might find that you are facing a frightening variety of penalties from a batterer’s intervention program to years of probation, jail time, and more. Because of this, you might need a ray of hope as you move forward throughout the difficult criminal justice system process.
The truth is, many people who are accused of domestic violence every year might find that they are being wrongfully accused. If you believe that you have received unfair charges, you want to work on protecting your rights from the very beginning, which can include keeping journal documentation, speaking with witnesses, and taking a variety of other steps to help you through this traumatic time. At Musca Law, we will help you from the beginning from the moment that you are accused of one of these serious charges, helping you build your defense and offering all of our legal experience to guide you through. Contact us to find out how we can help in your time of need at (800) 687-2252.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.