Hi, I have been charged with common assault . Was arrested and given bail. Two questions: 1) I was granted bail within two hours of the arrest. In the bail reasons for decision it's says: No likelihood there would be any custodial sentence imposed. Does this mean the possibility of me getting jail sentence is low should I be convicted? 2) The case is to be heard in bankstown local court. I'm wondering is it better to hire a lawyer that is based in bankstown or perhas someone in city? My case is I had an argument with my husband. I hit him which created scratches on his nose and he called the police. He thought the cops would warn me but they arrested me despite my husband don't wanting to press charges. He refused to give statement. I've got no criminal record been involved in community work. I'm taking counselling to deal with my anger issues.