What is the penalty for filing a false police report?

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What is considered false reporting in TX? I made a report against my ex-boyfriend on an incident that happened 3 months ago after getting into a heated argument over the phone. The relationship was volatile and we both became physical with each other. We called the police on each other twice and the police gave us a warning and suggested we no longer be together, which we are not. I made the report while not in the right frame of mind and no longer want to press charges. What I stated happened in the report, did happen, however, we were both at fault. If I explain this, will I be charged?

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