I received a black eye from spouse. He is has been in jail for 30 days. How can we move on without being in contempt?
You can invoke your rights under the 5Th amendment if by testifying you would incriminate yourself. Speak with his attorney, you may have spousal or a marital privilege, where you cannot be forced to testify against your spouse.
Wishing you the best.
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It is possible to be held in contempt if you are the victim in a DV case. Specifically, if you fail to comply with a court order, such as a subpoena, that would be grounds for contempt. If you are looking to assert you 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, which you are absolutely entitled to do, you can testify as such, or you may want to consider hiring an attorney to help you with that.
These comments are meant to provide some general information and DO NOT constitute legal advice and DO NOT create an attorney-client relationship. I would highly encourage anyone seeking legal advice to contact a qualified attorney in your jurisdiction for legal advice.
Yes, you can be held in contempt if you engage in behavior which amounts to contempt. I recommend you sit down with an experienced, respected and successful Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer to discuss your situation and your wishes so you can come up with a plan regarding how to proceed.
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