Aurora, CO asked in Domestic Violence for Colorado

Q: If i testify in a domestic violence case can things i say then be used against me to charge me with a crime?

My ex and i both were charged with domestic violence. My second court date all charges were dropped against me . I was subpoenaed to testify. If something i say incriminates me during his trial while testifying can charges be brought against me again after his trial?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Information that you provide in a court proceeding under oath can be used against you in a criminal proceeding. While you can claim the fifth amendment right to remain silent in a criminal proceeding, you can not do so in a civil proceeding. You should consult with an attorney before you testify.

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