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Can a statement made in support of one's own allegations be used against the person making the statement in court?
I went to police to make statement re allegations against my ex. On arrival, was advised I was being arrested for allegations he has made. On advice from solicitor, replied 'no comment'. When I get to make my allegation/statement against him, it will give answers/insights into questions I was asked about his allegations to which I replied 'no comment'. My question: can my statement supporting my allegations then be used for his case and possibly against me?

Anonymous

2nd April 2022

Top Answer
I should also have asked, would it be better to wait for the investigation into his allegations to be concluded before I continue with my allegation and make a statement?

Anonymous

2nd April 2022

NQ - without knowing the details of their allegations it could be difficult to decide whether to make your own allegations now or later. Investigations can take some time, when you were released was it on bail or released under investigation? Your statement of course can be used against you during the investigation & in court. Although you have the right to no comment, they could argue you no commented as you were guilty. If you make a statement against him, there is a high chance they will look to use it in both cases if necessary.

David Carroll

2nd April 2022

I was released on bail. I'm terrified; the allegation is untrue. I realise now I've been duped into a relationship that wasn't real; used for financial gain and suffered psychological and physical abuse. I cannot afford a solicitor and don't know what to do. Your advice is much appreciated.

Anonymous

2nd April 2022

NQ contact National Domestic Helpline they'll be able to advise you

Kathy Spellman

2nd April 2022

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