Parallel Proceedings: Constitutional Questions

May 6, 2010

Lizette B. Herraiz, Brian J. Field

The U.S. Constitution provides extensive protections for persons subject to criminal investigation and prosecution.  One's knowledge and proper exercise of these rights is vital for preserving liberty.  However, an individual's Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights can be endangered when one is engaged in a civil matter with the government and unaware that the information he is providing is being simultaneously shared with criminal investigators.

Parallel Proceedings: Constitutional Questions