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I am very sorry for your situation. My question is can I be in trouble to if I contact authorities? What will happen to me if I press charges?
Understand that he is likely going to have a different account which is more in his favor. So it is important that your brothers and/or other witnesses would confirm that your story is more accurate.
If you file charges, then the police would investigate by interviewing all involved and all witnesses and then would send the matter to the D.A. who would make a determination as to whom to charge.
Assuming that the story is believed, then he is very likely to be charged under:Penal Code 273.5 pc Corporal Injury to a Spouse or Cohabitant
; Penal Code 243(e)(1) pc Domestic Battery; and/or Penal Code 422 pc Criminal
Now, the question is - would you be charged? The answer is likely no
if you can show that you were simply attempting to protect your brothers from what surely would have been an assault on them. The subjective part is that the D.A. may or may not believe this. However, even if you are charged with anything above (along with your father), the ultimate decision of whether or not you would be found guilty is up to a jury of your peers, who are generally more sympathetic than the D.A.
So while there is a danger of being charged, provided that you can show that you were acting out of protection, these chances are much less.
You may also request a civil restraining order against your father called a Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
. This would help to establish a "history" of proof that he was the culprit and you were simply acting to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Someone in your situation may wish to file for a Domestic Violence Restraining Orders before or at the same time that they file a criminal complaint
, thus giving your story more veracity (i.e. you are filing the restraining order, he is not, which shows something).
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