The 5th Amendment

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The 5th Amendment Basically, the 5th Amendment states that no one shall be charged with capital crimes without a Grand Jury's permission, except in cases regarding the military while under service in wartime or public danger. No one can be put on trial again for the same crime. You can't be forced to testify yourself. That no one should be executed, jailed, or have property seized without a legal precedent. Also you can't be put through cruel or unusually punishment. If private property is seized for public use, that the owner must be compensated for their losses fairly. It also forbids deprivation of life, liberty, or property without Due Process of the law. The 5th Amendment is also often cited as the Double Jeopardy Amendment. The Constitution does not say that individuals can't be put on trail again for the same offense. The Constitution says that should he defendant be tried again on the same charge or charges, that they can't be executed or imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole. The 5th Amendment is also sometimes called the "Take the Fifth" Amendment. It states that no defendant can be forced to testify against themselves in a criminal case. When under oath, you are expected to tell the truth, even if that truth was to put you in trouble. Taking the fifth a...

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