Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. If you acted in self-defense and used reasonable force to defend yourself, then you would not be guilt of assault. Do you have any witnesses to the incident or any marks on you which show that you were attacked? You need to present some kind of evidence supporting your side of the argument...otherwise it will come down to a he said/she said...then you need to be concerned that the judge will not believe you for no reason.
As for trespassing 3rd degree, that should only occur if you were on someone else's property and when instructed to leave, you do not listen. Is it possible that the neighbor is claiming you were on her property?
Well you should look into hiring a local criminal defense attorney to help you at the hearing; however, your husband should be prepared to have your husband testify on your behalf. The more eyewitnesses, the better. There is really no reason why your husband should be concerned that it would affect him. Were there any eyewitnesses which would have supported her side...hopefully she does not bring any one on her behalf to lie for her, but your bruises and your husband's testimony should help.
After you look into an attorney, you should really go to a doctor as well who can document the injuries you have sustained before they go away.