Bbrarkk Jjoknyyegg Kekeke immediately took refuge in refusal to answer on grounds of self-incrimination.
In flying from Jane he fled from the self-incrimination she planted in him.
It is what the lawyers would describe as the most conspicuous instance of self-incrimination on record.
A man could not refuse to answer on the grounds of self-incrimination.
So was another principal witness, who, however, might decline to testify because of the danger of self-incrimination.
Note: Under this principle, a person may choose (given certain restrictions) to “take the Fifth,” refusing to testify in court or before a legislative or executive committee.
Note: Prohibiting self-incrimination not only helps guarantee due process of law, but also maintains one of the basic principles of American law by putting the burden of proof on the prosecution. (See also <i>Miranda</i> decision.)