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Taking the Fifth Amendment as a Witness Before a Federal Grand Jury

If you are subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, one important question is whether you can or should invoke your fifth amendment right against self incrimination.

The Fifth Amendment is one of the most famous provisions of the constitution. It protects people from being forced to give testimony that could later be used to prosecute them. But how does invoking the Fifth Amendment before a federal grand jury work?

To begin with, it’s important to remember that even if you are innocent of any wrongdoing, you may still have reason to invoke the fifth amendment. If your testimony … Read More »