privilege against self-incrimination

Definition of "privilege against self-incrimination"
  1. A right that prevents a witness from testifying in court when the testimony could lead to them admitting to criminal behavior and facing possible criminal charges. This right can be found in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, but can be waived under specific situations
How to use "privilege against self-incrimination" in a sentence
  1. In court, Jane utilized her privilege against self-incrimination and declined to testify.
  2. Recognizing the risk, the defendant resorted to their privilege against self-incrimination.
  3. The attorney advised his client to exercise the privilege against self-incrimination to prevent potential self-damage.

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