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Asked on: 8/27/13, 1:35 pm

Hi,

I'm actually working on a school assignment in Social Studies. We are learning about the 10 Amendments. We need to answer the questions and name the amendment. Here is the one I'm having trouble on:

If I am accused of cheating on Mr. Xs history test and Im taken to court, do I have to answer all the questions the judge or lawyers ask me even if I think the answer I give might hurt my case? What if I really did cheat? Do I have to say that I did?

I've tried looking up the 5th Amendment and what it is exactly, but I'm not getting anywhere. Can you please provide me with information on the 5th Amendment and if the above is legal?

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