First Wave : is the attack itself, and the possibility of being injured and having to take time off work
Second Wave : is dealing with the Police and the Courts, and the possibility of being arrested and charged with an offence
Third Wave : is the possibility of losing your job (or livelihood) because you ended up being convicted for the way you defended yourself.
That's why it's important to let go of your Ego, and resist reacting to insults and abusive language. Instead, be tactical and non-emotional... react to win the war, not just one battle.
For more insight into handling The Second Wave (Police and the Courts), click on to this link :
It's Primal Protection.