required records doctrine

Definition of "required records doctrine"
  1. A rule stating that the right to avoid self-incrimination isn't applicable to business documents which are typically maintained under governmental rules, and bear characteristics that make them seem to be public
How to use "required records doctrine" in a sentence
  1. In the tax investigation, the required records doctrine was invoked to obtain the business’s financial documents.
  2. The attorney was able to request access to the company's records by citing the required records doctrine.
  3. The required records doctrine was used to argue against the claim of self-incrimination during the audit.

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