Xenia, OH asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: Hi, I'm the victim in a domestic violence case. My question is if i'm asked to testify or if i'm subpoenaed too do I hav

do I legally have too ? my mental state is not the best and i do not think i would be able to face all of that ? also how often do these cases go to trial ? the person is charged 2919.25A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- KNOWINGLY CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM (M1)

Amended Charge And 2903.13A ASSAULT (M1)

1 Lawyer Answer
Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Warren, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Realistically, if you do not want to testify, you (or your lawyer) needs to tell the prosecutor. If you are forced to take the stand to testify, you can always plead the 5th.

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