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My partner put a temporary restraining order on my soon to be ex husband , I got subpeona to appear at their hearing, I don’t have a lawyer I had an adulterous affair. What is my rights? Can I plead the 5 th ammendment?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Divorce papers filed, two restraining orders against him

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My divorce isn’t finalized , and the hearing is about another persons restraining order

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The answer to your question is yes you can plead the 5th.

Your 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination applies to civil hearings such as this as well, not just to criminal hearings.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
if I plead the fifth , I won’t have to answer any questions

Yes, that's correct.

Pleading the 5th protects you from being compelled to testify, on the basis that your testimony would be self- incriminating.

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