Fifth Amendment

Fifth Amendment
I (double jeopardy) noun protection against being tried twice for the same offense, protection against multiple punishment, protection against multiple punishment for the same offense II (self-incrimination) noun protection against exposing ones self to prosecution, protection against incriminating one's self, protection against testifying against one's self Generally:{{}}due process protection Specifically:{{}}right to remain silent associated concepts: full immunity, Miranda Warnings, transactional immunity, use and derivative immunity, use immunity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Fifth Amendment
An amendment added to the Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights that provides important protections from government actions, including a guarantee that no person will be required to answer for a capital crime unless first indicted by a grand jury; no one will suffer double jeopardy; no one must testify against him- or herself; no one will be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; and, no property will be taken for public use without just compensation.

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