Client is charged with domestic assault for allegedly grabbing complainant’s neck and choking her in the presence of their infant son. Client is placed on rehabilitative plan addressing anger and alcohol use while negotiations with Crown are ongoing. Client is initially prepared to fight charge and custody battle tooth-and-nail, but is advised to try reconciliation first. Client obtains bail variation resuming limited contact with complainant while negotiations with Crown continue. After several months, Crown agrees to drop charges unconditionally. CHARGES DROPPED and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.