I understand that it is my constitutional right to refuse to testify against my spouse. However, my son, had stolen a neighbor's car while they were out of town. As soon as I found out I punished him, and I forced him to apologize to the neighbor. The neighbor was angry and decided to press charges (the neighbor had no idea prior to the apology.) I've been told by prosecution attorneys that me testifying is absolutely crucial to the case and I will be arrested if I choose not to testify. Is this allowed? Will they know if I lie on the stand?
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