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If a person is subpoenaed to testify can they still exercise the fifth amendment or do they have to testify?

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You can never be forced to say anything that incriminates YOU, but if you have information about any other crime you are required to truthfully answer all questions.

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In the U.S. the Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution protects a person from having to testify against him or herself. This protection is best exercised by keeping one's mouth shut.

You would have to appear in court if summoned. You can plead the Fifth Amendment if asked to testify.

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The fifth amendment allows an individual to opt out of incriminating himself, as outright lying is a crime.

If an accused person invokes the fifth amendment, that means he refuses to testify against himself.

that no person may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

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Fifth Amendment to the US constitution, otherwise known as "the Bill of Rights."

Pleading the fifth means a person does not want to testify in order to not incriminate himself/herself, regardless of what the charges are.

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The person on trail The person on trail

According to the Constitution a person does not have to testify against themselves; in some states a spouse cannot be compelled to testify against a spouse.

Briefly; It refers to the 5th Amendment to US Constitution which states that a person cannot be compelled to testify against himself.


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