My Father was charged with Domestic Abuse 12 years ago and now I'm charging him with Assault?

I live in Virginia and I can't seem to find answers anywhere! 12 years ago my father was charged with domestic abuse against my mother but she didn't show up to court. Does that mean the case was dropped? Well a few days ago he was mad at me and he began to strangle me I am now charging him with assault. Is... show more I live in Virginia and I can't seem to find answers anywhere! 12 years ago my father was charged with domestic abuse against my mother but she didn't show up to court. Does that mean the case was dropped? Well a few days ago he was mad at me and he began to strangle me I am now charging him with assault. Is there anyway I can find out how much jail time (If any) he will serve?
Update: I am 16 years old.
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