The;following;is;Part;2;of;a detailed;study;of;the;Fifth Amendment.;For;part;1,;see;A Study of the Fifth Amendment,
issue;of;The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.
This article is intended to supplement
understand the concepts discussed in the
Fifth Amendment to the United
crime, unless on a presentment or
shall be compelled in any criminal
case to be a witness against him-
law; nor shall private property be
taken for public use, without just
You cannot be forced to testify
liberty, or property without due process
against yourself (sort of)
a. It begins with Miranda.
The right to not be forced to testify
enter the courtroom. Indeed, it attaches
the moment law enforcement contacts
v. Arizona, 384;U.S.;436;(1966).;When;a
he is referring to the holding in the
Miranda opinion that requires police
before questioning them, or your
Kevin Mark Smith, Esq.