Hi, I have recently been charged with common assault domestic violence. She said I grabbed her arm, which I didn't. She went to toilet took a photo and called the police. She pinched her arm herself. My lawyer says I've got a good chance of getting it acquitted. My ex doesn't want to press charges now but, of course, it's too late. Thing is, I work in a government job as a wardsmen in a hospital and it says in my contract I need to give them notice if I get a criminal charge or conviction like this. Will they sack me? Or maybe suspend me till case is over and outcome given? If I can't work, I can't pay the lawyer or rent, etc. I will be homeless and also, will they take this into account?