The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination

Look here for information on this crucial Fifth Amendment protection.

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no one “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” But what, exactly, does that mean?

(For information on the privilege against self-incrimination as it relates to the police, see Questioning by the Police. And to learn about a way the government can make people talk, see Immunity From Prosecution.)