RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF WITNESSES
9-1302. Privilege of witnesses — Questions required to be answered. A witness must answer questions legal and pertinent to the matter in issue, though his answer may establish a claim against himself; but he need not give an answer which will have a tendency to subject him to punishment for a felony; nor need he give an answer which will have a direct tendency to degrade his character, unless it be the very fact in issue, or to a fact from which the fact in issue would be presumed. But a witness must answer as to the fact of his previous conviction for felony.
[(9-1302) C.C.P. 1881, sec. 978; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 6091; C.S., sec. 8044; I.C.A., sec. 16-1302.]