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Testifying Against a Friend
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Posted 2/27/14
Perjury is illegal, never lie in court even if its for a friend.
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The truth always sets you free. Be honest.

If you really care for your friend and want the best for them, tell the truth even if it goes against them. Lying is not going to help you, your friend, or the problem. Your friend is unstable, and it is not in his best interest to lie and cover for him.
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don't lie man, what kind of friend would you be anyway if you let him get away with something like that
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Thank you so much for these encouraging words guys. The trail is tomorrow is gonna be alot easier now. I'm gonna tell the truth and nothing but the truth and he's just gonna have to accept that,
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SoldierSangria wrote:

The truth always sets you free. Be honest.

If you really care for your friend and want the best for them, tell the truth even if it goes against them. Lying is not going to help you, your friend, or the problem. Your friend is unstable, and it is not in his best interest to lie and cover for him.


This one best answer. Ever
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From my interaction with the penile system, I've found that being honest is the best method.. I mean you don't want to get yourself in trouble for the sake of a "friend". If he really was a good friend he wouldn't have dragged you into this shit in the first place. But be honest and continue on with your life. You'll benefit better in the end.
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Be True to yourself.

Remember that no one in that courtroom (except perhaps the defendant but certainly not his lawyer) is your friend.


Other than that I really don't have much to say. My Personal code may not be the same as yours and I will not try to inflict it upon you.
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If you really consider yourself his friend, you should tell the truth. I think one of the most important points of friendship is that you're willing to do what it takes to save your friend from going down the wrong path, even if it means sacrificing your relationship with him in the end. Breaking windows isn't a big deal compared to stealing or other crimes, but if he gets away with this without any repercussions, he may do a whole lot worse next time. Whatever you choose to do, you should definitely discuss your feelings on this with him so that at least he understands what kind of strain he's putting on your friendship.
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Posted 2/27/14 , edited 2/27/14
The consensus of the majority is: tell the truth.

Really, if you were looking for a point of view to qualify your course of action, that's it. Lying under oath, is really stupid regardless.

Besides that, whatever he might get for smashing a window, what you would get for perjury is worse. Basically, the contrast of what he's asking is because he won't take the bullet himself, he'll risk you taking cannon fire.
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A lot of people are putting their values on you.

Those might not be YOUR values. you need to decide for yourself how important the Truth, and any other values are to you.

The other thing I caution you about is when you in court you're in a room full of human beings who are pottentially just as flawed as your friends who think they are special because they are agents of the state. for your own sake. I recommend Caution. Remember your own self-interest when you are up on the stand. (note I'm not telling you to lie, just remember the police, the crown attorney and the defense ALL have agendas and those agendas will not take second place to your self-interest)

Sorry for not towing the party line here but... Beware.
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Posted 2/27/14 , edited 2/27/14
Good luck Dude,
Court sucks and your in a bad position, but I think you have got it figured out. Come back after everything is said and done and tell us how it went.
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PS, I fully endorse what PapaGolfWhiskey has been saying. No one in that room will be your friend even if they are trying to act like they are. Don't trust anyone.
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Posted 2/27/14
Well since he only smashed a window he may get a slap on the wrist and a fine, but still if you do tell the truth and he gets mad and dose not want to be friends then you were never true friends. If you lie then he may avoid trouble or he may still get the slap on the wrist, so it is really your choice just be true to you and your feelings toward your friendship.
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You might as well tell the truth now that you've posted all this information on here.

I am saying this because during the time around investigation and a trial, police WILL tap into your internet and look at what whatever you are doing.

I say this because when I was in high school a couple of people spray painted the school at night so that graduation would be postponed (or so I believe). My brother though he had nothing to do with it was a suspect. One day police came and asked him questions, during the questioning they told him that they knew he stole a fire hydrant from school. He sent the picture of the fire hydrant to a friend online, and that's how the police found out.

So the police, if they are smart have probably tapped into your internet, will get your phone records etc and will probably see this.

So you might as well come clean and tell the truth. Being convicted is no joke, and you shouldn't have to suffer on behalf of your friend's irresponsibility.

Good luck & Peace!
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Posted 2/27/14
Honesty is the best policy, so they say.
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Save yourself.. always...
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