'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
Beside this, what does the Fifth Amendment mean in simple terms?
Fifth Amendment. One of the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that make up the Bill of Rights. The Fifth Amendment imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes. It prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy and mandates due process of law.
What does it mean if you plead the 5th?
taking the Fifth. n. the refusal to testify on the ground that the testimony might tend to incriminate the witness in a crime, based on the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution which provides that "No person.shall be compelled to be a witness against himself," applied to state courts by the 14th Amendment.
What happens to you if you plead the Fifth?
A common expression used when someone invokes his or her Fifth Amendment right that protects from self-incrimination, pleading the fifth prevents you from being forced to testify against yourself during a criminal trial. Unlike the defendant, however, witnesses can be forced to testify (usually through a subpoena).