My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
My husband and I got into an argument two months ago, it escalated only slightly, and in the heat of the moment, I called the police. There wasn't any evidence, they got photos of my face but the photos show nothing. We were arguing about keeping the kitchen clean and avoiding cockroaches, but I got offended and it escalated a bit, I slapped him with a wet rag that I had previously just killed a cockroach with. Later he turned off the lights and went to bed. After some minutes I went back into the bedroom (didn't turn on the lights) and confronted him again, he pushed me away with the backside of his hand and it hit on the my right cheek. That's when I made the mistake of calling the police. We want to get them to drop this case. My husband has never been in any legal trouble of any kind before. Would my being at the pre-trial help us or hurt us? I already wrote the judge a letter which our public defender gave to the judge at our initial court appearance. The judge placed a level 1 restraining order for peaceful contact in the home, and set a pre-trial date (hubby plead not guilty to the charges) before we left. Any advice or pointers? We'd be ever so grateful.
Distressed in San Gabriel Valley, CA.