Do I have to answer every question asked of me during voir dire?

Do I have to answer every question asked of me during voir dire?

Yes. However, if your answer will cause you any embarrassment or discomfort, you should make this known before giving your answer. Usually the attorney asking the question or the Court will make special arrangements so that you can provide an answer in a way that minimizes your discomfort or embarrassment. It is important to remember that you will have taken an oath before the questioning begins. An untruthful answer to any question could result in a serious punishment according to the laws of the jurisdiction where the case is pending.