right to remain silent


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right to remain silent

noun Fifth Amendment, privilege against self-incrimination, protection against self-incrimination, right to refrain from testifying against one's self
Associated concepts: Miranda warnings
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Moreover, the client has a right to remain silent upon arrest and is protected at trial against self-incrimination by the Fifth Amendment.
Fourth, may officers who exercise their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent be transferred or reassigned when that silence raises legitimate security or fitness for duty concerns?
Adams spoke under duress and did not voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently waive his right to remain silent.
Just as the right to free speech includes the right to remain silent - just as the right to practice religion includes the right to be an atheist - so the right to live includes the right to decide to die.
that he has] the right to remain silent and that anything stated can be used in evidence against him.
Adams' invocation of his right to remain silent was unequivocal.
Many of those questioned are using the right to remain silent.
Yost's contention that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the questioning and unable to freely, willingly and voluntarily relinquish his right to remain silent.
He said Gilligan's right to remain silent in terms of these matters had now ended.
Some experts questioned whether children so young could waive their right to a lawyer or their right to remain silent.
First, when advised that statements could be used against them in a criminal prosecution and asked to waive their right to remain silent, employees may instead elect to invoke their fifth amendment privilege.
Evans-Appiah's defence counsel Christina Lambert QC told the hearing: "Dr Evans-Appiah had not been cautioned and therefore had not been given the right to remain silent.