My wife and I had a fight at a public park (no history of violence). A witness called the police. She had no marks but a witness saw me shaking her by her neck. The DA office filed a battery charge against me after no-complaint. I got a lawyer. 1st court date, we pleaded Not Guilty and judge granted us peacefully cohabitation. 2nd court date, the DA asked for 30 days in jail. We asked for time so my wife's lawyer could talk to DA in hopes of reducing sentence. 1 month later no news from DA. My lawyer simply says: agree to the sentence or go to trial. No advice. I have asked if affidavits from our roommates testifying about relationship could help but no response. We will take relationship communication class just in case. Layer: "yeah that may help." Feeling abandoned by lawyer.