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Hello. I see that Samuel is offline and you are scheduled to appear before the grand jury today. You should go, but as Samuel indicated, you should plead the Fifth Amendment if there are any questions, the answer to which may incriminate you. In fact, you may want to inform the DA prior to the proceedings that you intend to invoke the Fifth Amendment, but say no more. You are entitled to an attorney appointed by the court to discuss the basis of your Fifth Amendment invocation. Do not speak to anyone about the basis for the invoking the Fifth Amendment other than your own attorney. He may be able to discuss the possibility of granting you immunity with the DA. By the way, you were still robbed at gunpoint, so you didn't lie about that. The only thing you left out was that you were there to buy marijuana. Victims of crimes do not necessarily need to be without fault, but you also don't want to confess to crimes to a grand jury or DA, and telling the complete truth now may get you into trouble for lying to the police. But, it can be sorted out. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
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