I was involved in a domestic violence situation and gave an incriminating statement to police due to emotion. I dont want to get the other person in trouble so i want to change my statement. Can i do that
You can be impeached with an Inconsistent statement in court. That being said, you will be given an opportunity to explain the different statements. You probably won't be held in contempt or charged with perjury so long as you tell the truth and give a good reason for the change.
No you will not be held in contempt. Worst case scenario, your statement would be used against you when your testimony conflicts with that statement. A jury or judge can then choose to believe whichever version you gave. When testifying under oath, you must be honest.
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