If you are on probation, can the courts force you to testify against your brother or threaten to throw you in jail if you don’t for the remaininder of your probation?

Asked on June 1, 2014 under Criminal Law, Oklahoma


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I would speak with your criminal attorney as soon as possible.  It sounds as if the courts are attempting to coerce you in to testifying.  Your part in what ever they are after your brother for may allow you to invoke the Fifth Amendment but either way, what is happening is not legal.  Get help.  Good luck.

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