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What's the fifth amendment?

What exactly doesn't the fifth amendment state?

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boondox4l

means you dont have to speak when in court
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
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The clauses incorporated within the Fifth Amendment outline basic constitutional limits on police procedure.

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."


http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fifth_amendment

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that is a very good reply. you were able to encapsulate all of the high points in a very concise way. much broader than my reply.
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Thanks, but I must confess this was all from the internet, specifically, the website cited.
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the high points are the right not to self incriminate, and the laws about double jeopardy.which mean that a person cannot be tried for exactly the same crime again.

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