My significant other (not married) and I live together and she is in the middle of a court case against her ex in which she was the witness to a crime he did. I have a previous record from a couple years ago from before I even met her. Are the police or court interested in me since she is living with me? I'm sorry that this is probably a really broad question but the only connection between me and the court case is the fact that I live with her and she is a witness.
Family Law Attorney
Jay and Joanne are largely correct. If you didn't witness the act that your significant other witnessed it is highly unlikely that you would be called to testify. If it is your prior record that you are concerned about you shouldn't be. If an adverse party attempted to discredit your significant other by pointing out that he or she is seeing or lives with someone with a record such evidence would be absolutely inadmissible.
Assuming you didn't witness the event, the only way you would ever be called in would be to testify as to your significant other's "reputation for truth telling within the community". In that situation you would be a poor witness because of your relationship. Sleep easy.
Jeffrey K. Traylor
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Family Law Attorney
Not necessarily. You'd only be called as a witness if you personally saw something that happened, or if you could testify as to the low reliability of the witnesses - and even then it's not guaranteed.
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It is possible that you could be questioned as part of an initial investigation because they just want to know if you know anything. Beyond that I don't see why anyone would be interested in you or what you have to say. Your personal history doesn't appear to be in anyway connected to the present case with the ex-husband.
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