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Questions tagged [self-incrimination]

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Can reporting illegal income be used as incriminating evidence? [duplicate]

As we all know, in the United States it is required to report and pay taxes on income obtained illegally. Can the fact that this income is mentioned on a person's tax return be used as evidence that ...
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Do arrestees have the right to private communication with a lawyer?

One of the foundational rights of an arrestee in US criminal law, as stated in the Miranda warning, is “the right to an attorney”. But if all communication with an attorney is monitored, it can be ...
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Neighbors are spying for landlord on Renters is it legal? [closed]

Can a landlord legally spy on their tentants? Or Have Neighbors constantly spy for landlord
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Can a judge put me under oath for closing statements?

For a municipal traffic ticket trial in USA, can a judge put me under oath as I am about to give a closing statement? I declined to testify and accepted to give a closing statement instead. The judge ...
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What are the 5th Amendment Rights of Minor Students with respect to School Resource Officers?

I am wondering how to teach my children what Professor James Duane of Regent University advises: Don't Talk to the Police. Then I considered that in reaction to school shootings, my local school ...
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Can a person be compelled to testify against themself in a civil trial?

I read that a key piece of evidence against Bill Cosby in his recent criminal trial was testimony he gave in a deposition in response to a civil suit filed against him by one of his accusers. In the ...
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How does the 5th amendment protect a defendant from disclosing a phone password?

I read about a case where the authorities were trying to gain access to the defendant's phone to look for evidence (text messages). The authorities were unable to access the phone (I don't know how ...
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What are the laws, or the specifics about self-incrimination, on the Internet?

I'm not sure if this question has already been asked at some point, but searching for a question, and it's answers, seems to not be such an easy feat on here. Soo, here's the specifics of my question: ...
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Why are documentary crews allowed to be a party to illegal activity?

I was recently watching a documentary that was about underground firearms trade. The crew found themselves in the Philippines where Colt .45 1911 knockoffs were being manufactured and stamped with ...
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Failing to mention when questioned something you later rely on in court

If you are arrested in the UK, you'll hear that your rights include a rider inserted by the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, after "you do not have to say anything": But, it may harm ...
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If a court witness self-implicates are they automatically charged?

If a witness under oath in court gives evidence that reveals they have committed a previously unknown crime or offence, are they automatically charged or is there another process that may or may not ...