Fifth Amendment Rights

Fifth Amendment Rights:
Pleading the fifth amendment can be a benefit for your case, but it can also be a nightmare if you choose to enact this right at the wrong time. There are a few aspects of the amendment that you should know about before entering the court room, and there is some information that might be helpful if you are pulled over by a police officer.

In the event that you are pulled over, you do not have to answer the officer if he asks if you have been drinking. The fifth amendment is a right that you have that allows you to remain silent. There is no requirement that you have to give an officer any kind of information that could implicate you in the commission of a crime.

You will need to provide your name, license, registration and address, but these are the only items that you are required to give to the officer. When this information is given, you should tell the officer that you are invoking your right to remain silent. Act with respect and dignity while you are in the presence of the officer. If there is evidence that you have been drinking, then you could still be charged.

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