LINK-IN-CHAIN PRINCIPLE

LINK-IN-CHAIN PRINCIPLE

link-in-chain principle. Criminal procedure. The principle that a criminal defendant’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination protects the defendant not only from answering directly incriminating questions but also from giving answers that might connect the defendant to criminal activity in the chain of evidence. [Cases: Criminal Law 393. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì 645.]
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