My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
So here is my situation. I am a minor. My mother chokes me and hits me, then tackles me onto a bed in an attempt to hit my head on the back of the bed. All for simply being on the phone. She's smart enough not to leave marks. But, in an attempt to get her off me, I manage to wedge my legs between her and myself to get some space while she's tackling me, and when I get her off she loses her balance and falls. Therefore, she has marks on HER. Now she is trying to charge me with domestic battery and I can't do anything because of "corporal punishment". But wouldn't that be considered excessive force? And if it is, can't I use self-defense?