If a person receives a subpoena, ignores it and pleads the fifth amendment, what is the penalty? 8 Answers as of February 14, 2014

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
That would be JAIL.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/14/2014
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
They have to show up for the hearing in order to plead the fifth. Otherwise they can go to jail.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/12/2014
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Jail time. You have no rights in ignoring a subpoena. In doing so, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. You need to recheck what the fifth amendment says.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/7/2014
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
You cannot plead the 5th in absentia. A warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/7/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
If you fail to honor a subpoena or refuse to testify, you could be held in contempt of court and go to jail. You can only invoke the 5th amendment if your testimony would incriminate you or implement you in a crime.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/7/2014
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