(I Plead the) Fifth Amendment!

The U.S Constitution presents the 5th amendment!

Whats this about?

The fifth amendment is all about protecting us, the people, from ourselves. The amendment states that we have a right to protect ourselves from self-incrimination, in other words we are not required to confess to anything or protest/testify against ourselves. The other part is we are not required to go to court twice under the same accusation. Meaning no double jeopardy.

When was the fifth amendment added to the bill of rights and why?

The fifth amendment was added on February 3rd, 1870 (My birthday) to U.S bill of rights. It was added to provide extra self protection from the court system to the United States people.
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What does the picture mean?

The picture represents freedom from self incrimination and that trail by jury is allowed once for the same case.

Has this amendment been tested and or otherwise tried in the U.S supreme court?

In 1987 a man who goes Pollard was arraigned and sent to the supreme court under a federal charge. This man was sentenced to three years of probation. The man committed another federal offense and was sent to court for violation of his probation. Pollard tried to turn his case around by declaring it unconstitutional that he was being sent back. The courted dismissed his comment and sentenced him to be incarcerated for 3 years in federal prison for his violation.

Full definition

No person shall be held to answer for a capitol, 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 a 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 be put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness to 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.