Fifth Amendment


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Fifth Amendment

n.
An amendment to the US Constitution that provides for due process of law where the government is seeking to deprive a person of life, liberty, or property; provides for Grand Jury proceedings for certain serious offenses; prohibits the government from trying a person again after that person has been acquitted; prohibits the government from forcing a defendant to testify against himself or herself; and prohibits government confiscation of private property for public use without just compensation to the property owner.

Fifth Amendment

n
1. an amendment to the US Constitution stating that no person may be compelled to testify against himself and that no person may be tried for a second time on a charge for which he has already been acquitted
2. (Law) take the fifth take the fifth amendment US to refuse to answer a question on the grounds that it might incriminate oneself

Fifth′ Amend′ment


n.
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing chiefly that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case or be subjected to double jeopardy.

Fifth Amendment

An amendment to the United States Constitution establishing that, among other things, no person can be compelled to testify against himself or herself.
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Noun1.Fifth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Following a hearing, a judge denied the commonwealth's motion, concluding that the commonwealth had not proved that the defendant's knowledge of the password was a foregone conclusion under the Fifth Amendment.
The government argues that photographing the defendants' tattoos does not violate their Fifth Amendment rights because "voluntary tattooing of incriminating symbols or words on [the defendants' bodies] is not the product of government compulsion." Certainly, photographing those tattoos that are immediately visible does not require any compulsion.
argues that allowing the government to search and photograph defendants' tattoos would violate not only the Fifth Amendment, but the Fourth Amendment as well.
As such, the White House's actions were in violation of due process and fair judicial process that is guaranteed by the (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fifth_amendment) Fifth Amendment before a person is deprived of "life, liberty, or property."
Apart from the First and Fifth Amendments, the Secret Service in the White House also allegedly violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which required "fair administrative procedure" to be followed by all branches of the federal government while issuing regulations.
(21) The deposition included references to Christian's invocation of his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions that would implicate him in the pending criminal case.
We believe these practices are an obvious violation of the due process protections found in the Fifth Amendment.
A commonly raised defense is the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
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(7) In response, the Chabots asserted their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, refusing to produce the requested documents, and the IRS filed a petition to enforce the summons.
this question, instead rejecting Salinas's Fifth Amendment claim
through her counsel that she would assert her Fifth Amendment right