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A delay of a week or two while the ADA is on another trial will not affect the case.
You cannot withdraw the charges because it is the police who charged him with the crimes after they saw what he had done to you. Even if you say that you will not testify, the police will testify as to what they saw and how you looked, so they can get a conviction even without your testimony.
If your husband reacts violently when he gets angry to the point of breaking things, the Judge will probably order him to take anger management classes, but this will be in addition to some jail time, not instead of jail time. You can ask the Judge to enter a Protection Order to protect you and the baby from his violence.
Even if you love him, you are now a mother of a 4 month old baby and you have to think about the baby's safety. If you think that he will not harm the baby, visit the children's floor of any hospital and you will see young children and babies with broken arms, broken legs, and those are the lucky ones who survived the beating from one of their own parents, a beating which the other parent never thought would happen. Whether or not to work on the marriage is not a decision you should think about right now. Have your husband take and complete his anger management classes, then see if he has really changed. You can only see this over a period of time and I do not mean just one or two months. Just keep remembering that if he does anything permanent to the baby in a fit of anger, you will regret going back to him for the rest of your life and you will never forgive yourself. If he has not changed, then there is no decision to make. Neither you, nor your baby should be subjected to his anger and his beatings, just show him the door. You and your baby are better off without someone who will be beating you and your baby, _____________________________________________________________________
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