Please help? Police, court, witness?

I've been called in by the police, they want to question me because I was a witness to something that happened.
The people most involved, are my two best friends.
I really do not want to witness about it, and I'm 16 years old.
Can I refuse to go? Can I remain silent, or only answer ''I don't know'' ?
Thank you.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Your best bet is to cooperate with them but tell them you aren't sure about anything. Just say you're confused about what happened.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • you can refuse to go.

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What Guys Said 8

  • You refuse to go simple:) if they pressure you plead the fifth amend.

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  • You can refuse... or at the least plead the 5th... which can be used against you in a court of law

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  • You can remain silent under the 5th amendment. What exactly happened though? You need to do what's right not what's easy

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  • You're a juvenile. You need to have your parents intercede and you might want an attorney.

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  • HELP THEM u can save a life don't be a coward

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  • I don't think you absolutely have to. Should check your state, local laws.

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  • Don't be a pussy. Cooperate

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  • No, you have a legal duty if you are a witness. You actually have fewer options than the defendant, they can plead self-incrimination and refuse to testify. Since you are not being charged with a crime you must give your evidence. You can lie and say you don't recall or don't know but that would be the crime of perjury.

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What Girls Said 3

  • Well you should tell the truth.

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  • What's the general gist of what happened?

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  • Would witnessing help your friends or help the other part?

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