Someone I know has been charged with Aggravated Assault, this person is male and it is against his spouse. The assault did not cause harm and the Spouse on quite a few occasions has done it to this male, yet the male has done nothing about it and just let it happen. On this one occasion he had done it to her, and found himself arrested. The spouse has hinted she will drop the charge but has yet to do so. I am assuming even if it is dropped he can still be going to court is police prosecutors decide he needs to. Lawyer will be consulted asap but any advice? and what possibly could be the penalty for this?