In the heat of the moment, we can all say and do things that we regret. Domestic violence situations often involve these regrettable actions.
So do false domestic violence accusations.
There are a handful of reasons why an alleged victim would report domestic violence, but before they know it, they are faced with testifying in court and seeing their partner face jail time, custody loss, or other penalties.
The whole case would be dropped if the victim just took back their accusation, right?
Not so fast. Even if the alleged victim was the sole witness to the alleged domestic violence, they alone cannot drop charges. Alleged victims can, however, have a big impact on the outcome of a case.[...]