Can testimony from a civil case be used in a criminal case?
If someone were to make testimony that would incriminate his/herself in a civil case, could that testimony be then be used against you in a criminal case? If so, would it simply be possible to hold off until the statutes of limitation is up on the possible criminal charge to bring up the civil case?
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Re: Can testimony from a civil case be used in a criminal case?
statements in a civil case can be used against you in a criminal case. It is likely impossible to wait out the criminal statute of limitation and then file a civil suit, because the statute of limititation is typically must lower in civil suits than in criminal cases. Please give me a call to discuss your dilemna for free confidentially. I need further information in order to give you advice. 978-250-4255.