right to remain silent

right to remain silent
noun Fifth Amendment, privilege against self-incrimination, protection against self-incrimination, right to refrain from testifying against one's self associated concepts: Miranda warnings

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

right to remain silent
n. This right must be given to a suspect in a criminal case before interrogation begins. It grows out of the Fifth Amendment's guarantee against self-incrimination, which coupled with the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel give us the Miranda rule.
Once informed of these rights, the subject has the option of waiving them.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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