How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case?
The Fifth Amendment dictates that no person "shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." While most non-lawyers (and many lawyers) might assume that this simple edict means the government cannot...more
Applying the “foregone conclusion” exception to the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, the Ninth Circuit held on January 8, 2013, that the IRS could force a taxpayer’s criminal defense attorney to turn over...more
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