One night my father got violent after a few alcoholic drinks. While trying to restrain him, he left marks on me. The police arrested him that night and he is now being charged with assault 4. He has no prior records that I know of. The no contact order is now an adverse no contact order. He doesnt recall anything and swore off drinking. I believe it was an alcoholic blackout and a one time event. His trial date is coming up and I'm wondering what will happen next. He cant tell me any of the details because I'm the "victim". I dont want to see my father go to jail. Is there anything that I can do? Are there any steps that can be taken so he doesnt go to jail? Just in general, what will happen next?