What can I do if I do not want to testify against my boyfriend in a domestic violence case?
Question Details: I was subpoenaed by the D.A.
Basically, you can't get out of testifying. A subpeona is an order by the court to appear before it. If you ignore it, you can be fined and even possibly face jail time. You could try and possibly invoke your right against self-incrimination (e.i. "plead the 5th"), however you can only do so if you think that your testimony will implicate you in some way in the DV case or any other crime. Otherwise, you must take the stand and testify truthfully.
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