Making statements that could expose oneself to criminal prosecution.
The giving of evidence against oneself that tends to establish guilt of an offense.
when individuals testify against themselves in a court hearing; Fifth Amendment forbids forcing anyone to do this.
an accusation that incriminates yourself
to testify against yourself.
The making of statements that might expose you to criminal prosecution, either now or in the future. The 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from forcing you to provide evidence (as in answering questions) that would or might lead to your prosecution for a crime.
Self-incrimination is the act of accusing oneself of a crime for which a person can then be prosecuted. Self-incrimination can occur either directly or indirectly: directly, by means of interrogation where information of a self-incriminatory nature is disclosed; indirectly, when information of a self-incriminatory nature is disclosed voluntarily without pressure from another person.