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I handled a case in which the husband had left the house, after which his wife tried to stage the assault, and he called his attorney instead of the police. He didn’t necessarily do anything wrong; if a woman says someone hit her, the other party will usually be arrested and saying anything to the police officer, other than denying you did anything is too much.
No one is ever obligated to speak to police, and once that person has invoked their right to counsel, they are now allowed to speak to them.
There is no way to make it worse than it actually is because what was done was done; it’s not like they can go back and add more injury. That said, contacting the victim can make things worse because they’ll likely be in violation of a court order.
Yes, it can possibly affect someone’s job opportunities, although that will depend on the type of charge it was.
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