What are my options of not having to testify if I’ve been served paperwork to appear in court for my boyfriend’s jury trial regarding his being an habitual drug felon?

The papers were delivered by a county cop but not handed to me personally.

Asked on November 15, 2015 under Criminal Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can speak with attorney about the exact way the papers were served on you, and you should do so in person, so the attorney can get all the details: if there was an error in service, you may be able to avoid testifying. But if the papers were served correctly, you will almost certainly have to testify: there is no right or privilege to not testify against a boyfriend.


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