exculpatory no doctrine

Definition of "exculpatory no doctrine"
  1. A principle within the federal criminal legal system that states a person can't be accused of lying if their false denial of being guilty came as a reply to a question asked by a federal investigator
How to use "exculpatory no doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The defendant relied on the exculpatory no doctrine to avoid charges of making a false statement.
  2. Despite making false claims to federal investigators, the accused escaped charges due to the exculpatory no doctrine.
  3. The protection offered by the exculpatory no doctrine sometimes prevents individuals from being penalized for misleading federal investigators.

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