Incriminate Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Incriminate, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Incriminate?

To admit to a crime commited thereby being charged for the same. It also refers to written or oral statement on accepting the fact that a crime was commited by him/her or that he/she provides information expose the one who has commited crime. It is an open invitation to indulging oneself in the prosecution for the crime. One cannot be forced to issue a statement for accepting a crime or identifying a criminal and has the right to keep quiet.