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.