I am sorry that your wife is going through this. If your mother will not testify and there is no other evidence against her then she should be ok, please work with a local attny or a public defender and take care.
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Your mom cannot refuse to testify if she is subpoenaed. If she does not testify, she will be held in contempt of court and be subject to serving jail time and/or paying fines herself. What your wife needs is an attorney. If you cannot afford one, apply for a court appointed attorney.
"Getting her on probation" may be a terrible goal. There are several defenses that are available for your Wife, and you need to invest in at least a consultation with a local lawyer. Seriously. Going in to court without a solid defense, or someone to speak on your behalf, is the same as letting the wolves tend your sheep.
please remember that battery is a violent crime, will follow her forever, disqualify her from many opportunities, and even affect her 2nd amendment rights to protect herself. Please call a local attorney, and soon.
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