Tomorrow is an arraignment, so plea not guilty. Remember to remain calm and if the state does want to go forward with charges, make sure you request a public defender immediately. Your husband if he shows up can try to make it hard on you, but if you will remain calm, cool and collected, you should be fine. If the officers did not see any marks, but your admitted to pushing him, then the court can proceed with the case. More than likely the prosecutor will offer you a pre-trial
intervention program where you take an anger management course, do some community service and other conditions, once you do it all the charges are dismissed.
However, if your husband goes and files a separate case for a domestic violence
injunction, that is a separate issue and yes, he can request custody at that time. The police would have given him information on how to do this. If they did not, then he probably won't know to do it.
Remember tomorrow --cool, calm and collected.
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