Hi Ladies, Two days back my husband assaulted me very badly. I ended up calling 911 because I started to fear for my life and safety. I was in a very bad state and I told the cops all that happened. My husband was arrested and taken to jail because I had bruise marks. Some of our close friends rushed to our help as well. Fortunately some family friends came and bailed him out immediately. They helped him get a lawyer. The cops have filed a felony charge on him and he has an initial hearing date on Feb 7th. The district attorney is supposed to decide whether his case is a felony, misdemanour or wobbler based on my report on the date of the assault. I have no part in this and the case is now my husband vs State of California. I have no regrets about calling 911 because I feared for my life and by doing that I averted a major crime. I was not in a position to drive and get away from the house. But I feel disturbed about the felony charge as it is an extremely serious issue. I feel sorry that my son is going to lose a good dad and it hurts me to know that his dad might be incarcerated. Ladies if any of you have been through a DV case in California can you please elaborate on the due process. Your help is greatly appreciated. I have not yet got a lawyer. Do I need to get a lawyer too ? Kavya.