The Fifth Amendment

Legal Rights

About the fifth amendment

The fifth amendment protects citizens against many things. This amendment gives people the right to a grand jury hearing. This amendment also protects people from being tried for the same crime twice. Amendment number five also allows a person to have the right to remain silent so that they don't "tell on themselves"(taking or pleading the fifth). This amendment also makes sure that people sent deprived of life liberty or property without due process of law. Lastly, this amendment states that government can't take private property and use it for public use without paying a fair price for said property.

Key concepts of the fifth amendment

-Double jeopardy


-Due process



5th Amendment

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.