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Is filing a false police report only a criminal matter then?
Is my civil cause "abuse of process"?
Yes, that is illegal - - and it's risky to do. Basically, you're betting on someone not responding to your allegations and winning by default.
HOWEVER, if this were to happen, a party can seek to have the judgment set aside if it was based on fraud, misrepresentation or some other improper action by the filing party. Also, if that were to happen, the defendant would have the right to sue for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, and other claims that combat frivolous lawsuits.
So, it's definitely not a good idea to file a lawsuit that's based on untruthful information or false allegations because it will likely be turned around at some point and end up causing a lot of damage to the filing party.
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