Do I have to provide court testimony?

In criminal cases, many people mistakenly believe that they will have to testify in court. However, you are not required to do so, and oftentimes, your defense attorney may advise against it. It is important to remember, though, that testifying in court in your own defense case is your right, and with the help of a criminal defense attorney, you may wish to consider this option. Also, remember that you have the right to “plead the fifth,” which means that you can refuse to give testimony that would incriminate yourself.

Always discuss potential testimony with your attorney in your criminal defense case. If you are facing criminal charges in Milwaukee, the criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. may be able to build you a strong defense, which could include your personal testimony. Contact our offices today to learn more by calling (414) 271-9595.