The 5th amendment protects people from being force to testify to things that would incriminate themselves. But what would happen if someone tried to abuse the priviledge?
Say, for instance, that I didn’t want to testify against a friend or significant other in an assault case or other a minor crime. What would happen if, when asked what I was doing or what I saw, I claimed that testifying would incriminate myself? Could they compel me to testify? What would happen if I was found out?