The ones that go to trial often win, but much depends on the status of witnesses, physical signs of assault, and the willingness of the alleged victim to participate. One thing, however, is almost a given: having an attorney really, really helps.
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Every case is won or lost on its own particular facts. You will need to provide some details here. Given that the only details you have given are that this is a family violence case and it is your first time in trouble, there may be a domestic violence intervention program available to you that will result in dismissal of these charges upon successful completion. Other than that, you will need to hire a lawyer and go over the case in detail.