I have been charged with section 39 assault and beating.
The "victim" is accusing me of strangling, hitting, kicking, threatening, and general beating, She has some small bruises about her arm, most of this is false and is being used as a way for her to file to have my children taken from me (Who live with me).
During interview I admitted to pushing her after she pushed me, and threatening her to "leave my house or I will kick you out".
Her friend later contacted me telling me that if I sign the children (who have been with her since bail conditions have been set) over to her she will drop the charges, but I refused and have no evidence of this.
I am due to appear in a magistrates court at the end of the week to face the charges, and would like to know where I stand in regards XXXXX XXXXX criminal case and what kind of sentencing to expect.
Mitigating factors include my younger brothers death a few weeks prior to this happening, nearly losing the family home, and charities I have been in contact with since to help deal with grief/depression/anger issues.
No prior convictions.
Yes, The "victim" is my ex partner (and mother to my children) She lives in a different home but was at my house when the argument happened.
She is going to go with the charges so as far as I know she will be giving her statement as evidence.
She has done something similar to her father in the past and I have been informed that he is willing to stand up and make a statement saying such if needed.
She has also interfered with my last two relationships by saying things of a similar nature to scare them off but has not gone to the police, just the women I have been in relationships with.
No that's fine, thank you for your help.