The Fifth Amendment

By: Jacob Crowson

The Fifth Amendment, The Right Against self-incrimination

The Fifth Amendment states that no person shall be held to answer for a capitol, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on 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 the time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence 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.

Court Case held against The Fifth Amendment

Miranda vs Arizona (1966), The court case held that the police must inform suspects of their fifth amendment right to refuse to answer questions or any subsequent confessions will be inadmissible at trial.

My Own Bill Of Rights Scenario

Joe Billy-Bob was accused of Third-Degree murder when he was innocent. It was his twin brother that had killed the people. they kept questioning him on why he did it and he kept refusing to answer because he didn't have to because of The Fifth Amendment.