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Is it wise to use the fifth when accused of fraud?

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Is it wise to use the fifth when accused of fraud?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry...some context would help. Can you provide some context? What is going on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been charged with fraud (taking of money) in a private club. I'm to go to trial Wednesday and I want to know if I should plead the fifth or answer some or all of the questions asked of me.
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

Thank you
YOu mention trial...what do you mean? Is this the first appearance (arraignment)? OR have you been arraigned and is this the actual trial (where the jury will be present)?

And do you have a lawyer?