My husband's attorney has not acted in his best interest with regard to a domestic violence charge. I am the witness for the prosecution but upon receiving counseling have come to realize that my initial victim statement may need to be amended. I tried multiple times prior to the court day meeting with the state's prosecutor (at a time that my husband and I were separated so there was no coercion on his part) to tell her that my statement may be misleading or I got the facts wrong due to lack of certain medications and sleep deprivation, to which she told me it did not matter my statement was not admissible in VA courts.
Get a lawyer and your lawyer will be able to assist you with invoking your 5th amendment rights and hopefully avoiding to even testify. Your husband can keep his lawyer but you need to lawyer up. Good luck
Mr. Shirafkan is correct, it may be disappointing to have to spend more money on lawyers but it is highly unlikely you'll be able to navigate the criminal justice system, prosecutor, court, trial, without a lawyer.
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