Unfortunately, once charges are brought in the first place, the DA can continue to prosecute whether your wife and family wish to proceed against you or not. But the fact is that unless there were witnesses the DA would have a very difficult time makig out the case without their cooperation. So if they do wish to drop charges and make their feelinig known to the DA and don't let the DA change their mind, eventually, rather than risk losing the case, the DA may decide to dismiss the case.
You should retain a criminal
lawyer and involve him as soon as you can in your case. If your family does want to drop, he can help press the DA for a dismissal of the case if he verifies that. If your family doesn't want to drop, it's even more important.
While on a first arrest and if there are no injuries you would be unlikely to face a jail sentence here unless you take the case all the way to trial
and lose it, domestic violence charges on your permanent criminal record can cause all sorts of problem -- not just he loss of your Federal and state gun
rights (assuming they are important to you) but something that may cause you difficulty on the employment front as well.
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