Writing Assignment 5: Self Incrimination During A Criminal Case

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Writing Assignment #4 Self-incrimination is a right that can help any person not give any testimonial evidence that could incriminate him/her during a criminal case. Most people use this right while in custody or in court, it comes from the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When someone uses this right, it is often called “plead the Fifth”. The Fifth may be invoked under the circumstances of compulsion, testimonial, and self-incriminating. My personal reaction when I hear someone “taking the Fifth” is that most likely they have something to hide, that is why they refuse to answer. I feel that they use the Fifth Amendment just to avoid accountability. In most of the cases, when people start using the Fifth is because they are guilty
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