Bill of Rights
What are your rights as a US citizen?
Fifth Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

What does this mean?

You canít be tried for any serious crime without a Grand Jury meeting first to decide whether thereís enough evidence for a trial. And if the jury decides you are innocent, the government canít try again with another jury. You donít have to say anything at your trial. You canít be killed, or put in jail, or fined, unless you were convicted of a crime by a jury. And the government canít take your house or your farm or anything that is yours, unless the government pays for it.




Comments:
By tanjanae s      December 14, 2010 -- 09:07 AM
a grand jury must first decied weather your case haves enough evidence for a trail if the jury decides that you innocent you can the government cant make you do it again with a different jury you cant be killed fined or put in jail unless first convicted of a crime by a jury the goventment cant take any of your belongings unless they pay for them

By natalia buenrostro      December 14, 2010 -- 09:12 AM
U cant go to jail unless u were found guilty of a crime.

By anthony c.      December 14, 2010 -- 09:13 AM
this amendment protects you from double jeopardy and from testifing against yourself

By zarie.h      December 14, 2010 -- 10:24 AM
- your jury must have enough evidence t2o give yuu a case .

By john tokomaata      December 14, 2010 -- 10:29 AM
you cant go to jail unless you were found guilty of a crime.

By !!Ashlely Colbert!!      December 14, 2010 -- 10:29 AM
You can't be charged again for second time if you have been found innocent byb the jury and you also aren't allowed to testify against yourself by being harrased by the police when being intterogated

By by sandra f      December 14, 2010 -- 10:30 AM
no one can be charger agin twice for the same case if the case already has been closed unless its a high case

By chris      December 14, 2010 -- 11:26 AM
the fith amendment basically is that you can't be charge of a crime unless there are some evidence of what you did . Fair I would say. though there is times that theres a death penalty. what the heck!

By benisha rivera      December 14, 2010 -- 11:28 AM
well this amendment is talking about how if you are convicted of a crime then you have a chance to havd the jury look over the case and see if its enough evidence to be convicted of

By WAZZUP!!      December 14, 2010 -- 11:29 AM
MANN PEOPLE HELLA CHILDISH!!THEY JUSS RUINED IT FOE EVERYBODY!!MANN I WAS JUSS GTTN INTERESTED=)..DIS SUCCS MANN!!HELLA BOOSIE..WELL HI 5TH PERIOD!!

By JOE VARGAS      December 14, 2010 -- 02:11 PM
THIS AMENDMENT IS SAYING THAT ALL OF US HAVE TO HAVE A FAIR TRIAL BEFORE BEING SENTENCE.

By siomara h.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:14 PM
you cant go to jail unless being proved guilty....

By OkeLani P      December 14, 2010 -- 02:17 PM
YOU CAN'T BE BROUGHT IN W/OUT THE GRAND JURY KNOWING IF THEY GOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR A CASE SO IF YOU INOCCENT AND CALLED NOT GUILTY THEN THEY CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO CALL YOU BACK IN FOR THE SAME CRIME YEARS LATER. THEY CAN'T KILL YOU AND LOCK YOU UP UNLESS YOU WERE CONVITED FOR A CRIME. THEY CAN'T TOUCH YOUR PROPERTY UNLESS THE GOVERMENT PAYS FOR IT.

By Magdiel G      December 14, 2010 -- 02:17 PM
it just means that you cant be put into jail just like that they have to have enough evidence fist

By aLExIs <3      December 14, 2010 -- 02:17 PM
yOUh dON't hAVe tO sNItCh oN yOUrSeLf oR eVEn sPEaK wIThOuT aN aTOrNy && eVErYoNe iS iNNoCeNt uNTiLl pROvEn gUIlTy....

By Chassidy Taka Kitty      December 14, 2010 -- 02:22 PM
You cant be in court 4 the same crime duuuh!!!!!!!!!!!!

By BreAnna G.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:22 PM
U KANT GO 2 JAIL UNLESS PROVIN GUILTY!!

By jAtAe M.!!!      December 14, 2010 -- 02:23 PM
benisha thats wahtsup good coment.!!!!!

By Yajaira P.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:23 PM
i agree with SiOmArA. U cant go to jail unless u are prooven guilty good job siomi =} =] :} ;}

By cesar garcia      December 14, 2010 -- 02:23 PM
I think that if you do acrime you need to go to jail.

By Chassidy T. aka Kitty      December 14, 2010 -- 02:24 PM
go birthday buddy

By Magdiel G      December 14, 2010 -- 02:24 PM
i agree with siomara

By BreAnna G.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:25 PM
I AGREE WITH MASELLF N MA B-DAY BUDDI CHASSIDY!!!

By Luis H.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:26 PM
cant be sent to jail for the same crime if aready benn proven innocent

By aLExIs <3      December 14, 2010 -- 02:30 PM
I agree with sandra okalani and benisha

By stefani f.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:31 PM
i agree with yajiara and siomara because u cant go to jail unless ur proven guilty

By Nondia W.      December 14, 2010 -- 02:36 PM
. Amendment V gives us the right to doulbe jeapordy meaning : we CANT be trailed for the same crime 2X .