West Headnote of the Day – February 8, 2010

February 8, 2010

West's Key 410 Witnesses
West's Key 410III Examination
West's Key 410III(D) Privilege of Witness
West's Key 410k297 Self-Incrimination
West's Key 410k297(1) k. In General.

There is no such thing as a general constitutional privilege against self-incrimination, or a constitutional privilege against inadvertent self-incrimination or against stupid self-incrimination; the constitutional privilege guards against only one form of self-incrimination, compelled self-incrimination.
Smith v. State, 974 A.2d 991 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2009)

410 Witnesses