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Fifth amendment rights of witness

The fifth amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to anyone, witness or not, the right to remain silent when asked about participation in a criminal activity. The purpose of this amendment is to prevent government officials from coercing possibly false confessions for a crime.

See: Criminal law



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