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Will I face jail time for pleading the 5th in a court case?

A court case is going to begin that involves myself and several other members. In my best interest and the interest of those in the case, I want to plead the 5th, excluding my testimony from the case. I heard though that people can be jailed for withholding information or evidence, even when pleading the 5th.

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    Peter Goldscheider | Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    438 Cambridge Ave. Suite 250
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 323-8296
    Only if the judge overrules your invocation of your privilege against self incrimination. You probably should have an attorney and many judges will appoint one if you cannot afford one.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/9/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    There is not enough information to adequately answer your question. What type of case are you involved in? Is it a criminal case or a civil case? What is your role in the proceedings? Are you a party or just a witness? Will your testimony incriminate you in a crime? Unless you are a defendant in a criminal case or your testimony will incriminate you in a crime for which you could be charged, you do not have a 5th Amendment right not to testify.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/8/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    39300 Civic Center Drive #110
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 792-5110
    No that is untrue.? The DA may be able to prove the case against you without your testimony.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/8/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    You cannot "plead the fifth" unless you are going to say something that could get you charged with/convicted of a crime. Were you to refuse to testify after the court ordered you to do so, you could be jailed until the case is over.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/8/2013
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