A man has been accused of grabbing his wife by the neck and pulling her hair in an all-eged assault at their west Dublin home.
Gaidars Sudmalis (49) allegedly left his wife with scrapes on her neck, a court heard.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the case, remanding him on continuing bail.
Mr Sudmalis, of Woodlands Manor, Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with assault causing harm to his wife.
A garda told the judge the DPP had directed summary disposal of the case at district court level.
Outlining the prosecution's case, she said it was alleged that the accused assaulted his wife at their home address on last October 27 by grabbing her around the neck.
"She had scrapes around her neck and told gardai her hair had been pulled also," the garda told the court in evidence.
The woman did not attend a doctor afterwards, so there was no medical certificate available, the court heard.
Judge McHugh accepted jur- isdiction to deal with the case after hearing the allegations.
This means it can be dealt with in the district court instead of being sent for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
He ordered the prosecution to provide disclosure of statements to the defence and adjourned the case to a later date.
The charge against the acc-used is under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.
Mr Sudmalis has not yet entered a plea.