Taking the Fifth
- A decision to not testify in a trial because the testimony could potentially lead to self-incrimination, based on the protections granted by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
- In the face of heavy questioning, the defendant opted for taking the Fifth to avoid self-incrimination.
- Taking the Fifth is a right protected by the constitution, allowing a witness to remain silent during proceedings.
- In the court today, she was taking the Fifth when the prosecutor asked about her involvement.