Last week I represented a client who had been subpoenaed to testify for the Commonwealth in a Reading, Pennsylvania Criminal Case. She had very real concerns that she too could be charged with a crime if she would be required to testify under oath.
Fortunately, she (and everybody) has the right to be free from self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment to the Constitution. By asserting one’s right under the 5th Amendment you can refuse to testify in a legal proceeding.
If a witness in such a position is not represented by counsel it is very likely that they may unknowingly make statements against there best interests. It is therefore very important to contact an attarney prior to testifying to protect your rights.
Our firm has represented witnesses and alleged victims of crimes in all manner of proceedings including domestic abuse cases, drug cases, grand jury proceedings and police investigations in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Call our office today for a free initial consultation.