Fifth Amendment 1791
to criminal and civil legal proceedings
Martin Shkreli Refuses to Testify
The former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli,
invoked his Fifth Amendment right while Congress peppered him
with questions about his company's increasing drug prices.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NYT Feb. 4, 2016 2:03
U.S. Constitution > Bill of Rights > Fifth amendment rights 1789-1791
'No person shall be held to answer for a capital,
or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury,
except in cases arising in the land or naval forces,
or in the militia,
when in actual service in time of war or public danger;
nor shall any person be subject for the same offense
to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;
nor shall be compelled in any criminal case
to be a witness against himself,
nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use,
without just compensation.'
The Fifth Amendment creates a number of rights
relevant to both criminal and civil legal proceedings.
In criminal cases,
the Fifth Amendment guarantees
the right to a grand jury,
forbids “double jeopardy,”
and protects against self-incrimination.
It also requires that “due process of law”
be part of any proceeding
that denies a citizen “life, liberty or property”
and requires the government to compensate citizens
when it takes private property for public use.
invoke the Fifth Amendment
take the 5th
standard criminal procedures > U.S. Constitution > Fifth Amendment right / Miranda rights
arrest > read him / her his / her miranda rights
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