Q: I am the defendant in a civil case in California which I am not contesting. Do I have to sit for a deposition?
My previous employer is suing me. The attorney for my previous employer wants to take a deposition from me. Am I obligated to give my deposition? My biggest concern is that if they try to file criminal charges I will incriminate myself.
A: If you are concerned about criminal charges, it's time to hire an attorney.
Thomas Davis agrees with this answer
A: As you indicated, there is a potential that you could incriminate yourself in answering questions in your depo. I suggest that you contact a lawyer, as the lawyer might be able to have the depo subpoena quashed or, if the depo does go forward, object to certain questions and instruct you not answer. Best of luck with this!
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