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Involving the police in a domestic dispute can result in severe consequences. While serious laws are needed to protect victims of domestic violence, those laws can be manipulated by accusers who simply want to retaliate against the other party. Others, in the heat of an angry moment, may call the police simply because they want the other person to leave, not realizing that their call with likely result in the filing of criminal charges. It also is not uncommon for true victims of domestic violence incidents to find themselves charged with a crime when the victim refuses, out of fear, to make a statement to police, only to discover too late that the actual abuser has made a false allegation in an attempt to protect themselves.
Such charges can have serious implications on child custody rights, professional licenses, and the ability to possess a firearm. Morever, domestic violence cases often result in the issuance of a protective order, the violation of which can lead to other criminal charges.