What Does the 5th Amendment Guarantee?


The 5th Amendment guarantees protection of the public at large for abuses of power by those in office. It ensures that a person will not be required to testify against themselves. It also guarantees that a person will not subject to double jeopardy and will be afforded due process.
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5th Amendment - Rights of Persons
The Fifth Amendment of the USConstitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. Its guarantees stem from English common law which traces back to the Magna Carta in 1215... More »
Ratified: December 15, 1791
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