Amendment Five, Bill of Rights: Protects you from being held for committing a crime unless you have been indicted correctly by the police. Ever heard - I plead the fifth!?
Summary: One section - no amendments applicable. No Person(s): May be charged with a capital, or other, crime without indictment by a Grand Jury except in cases arising in the military forces or the militia when in service in a time or war or public danger. May be subject to the same charge twice (double jeopardy). Shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. Shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Private property shall be taken for public use without just compensation.
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☆ ☆ ☆Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
☆ ☆ ☆Ratification date: 12/15/1776
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