What’s the reason for the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination?
For some reason, it only seems fair that people don’t have to talk when they’re in trouble with the law.
Can you take the Fifth without taking the witness stand?
You can assert your Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination when you ha
Can one person claim the Fifth Amendment on another’s behalf?
The Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination is personal.
Do I have to provide information after a car accident? Isn’t that self-incrimination?
State laws regularly require that drivers who collide with unoccupied vehicles or unattended property give information in person or leave a note.
Your Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
We’ve all read reports and seen news coverage of a witness declining to answer questions on the grounds that the responses may incriminate him—he “claims the Fifth.” A witness in that situation i