Do You Have a Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Case?

The Fifth Amendment establishes the right to remain silent and the right not to be a witness against yourself in a criminal case. This important constitutional amendment means you do not have to provide an answer that would incriminate you.  However, while the Fifth Amendment means you cannot be compelled to testify against yourself, it does not necessarily allow you to avoid answering any and all questions or responding to discovery requests.  Because the Fifth Amendment applies to protect you from providing evidence that can be used against you in a criminal case, many people are uncertain whether they have a right to remain silent in a civil case. The answer to this question can be complicated. An Irvine civil litigation lawyer can provide you with legal advice on whether you should respond to inquiries as part of a civil lawsuit or whether you can assert the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has extensive experience helping defendants to
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