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I'm a witness for my friend s assault against her

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I'm a witness for my friend s sexual assault against her husband.Can the defense attorney ask about my personal life and do I have to answer?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ontario

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No.Im just a witness

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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

The defence lawyer can try and ask what they like but the Crown who is the lawyer who has called you as a witness can object on the ground of relevance. Your personal life is not relevant in most cases.

If the judge agrees this is not relevant you will not have to answer. If the judge doesn't agree and requires you to answer then you will have to do so.

Does that clarify the law?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you.!
It isn't relevant,I was thinking maybe if the defense wants to write me down as untrustworthy.Which I'm not.But there are things in my personal life I don't want to talk about

A competent lawyer would not dare raise anything that is not relevant.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you!!

You are very welcome.

I am sorry you have to worry about this when you are a witness and not the accused!

Thanks and take good care.

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