The defendant was dropping off his two young children with his ex-wife. The ex-wife was angry with the defendant and started arguing over childcare issues. The ex-wife tried to snatch the children from the defendant’s car. The defendant was concerned about the children’s safety and slapped the ex-wife’s hand as she attempted to violently remove the children from the car. The police charged the defendant with domestic violence, but the Judge found that the defendant acted in defense of a 3rd person (the children) and found the defendant not guilty of domestic violence.