Privilege Against Self Incrimination Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Privilege Against Self Incrimination?

It is a kind of a benefit provided to a person not to witness in criminal cases against himself.He can refuse to provide evidences or information where he stands as the accused.This benefit is provided under the Fifth Amendment to the constitution and it can be granted to an individual and not any corporation.