The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is not offended where a witness relies on a defendant’s tattoo to identify the defendant

May 16, 2011

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110 Criminal LawThe Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is not offended where a witness relies on a defendant’s tattoo to identify the defendant; in that context, the tattoo is a physical feature, no different from a handwriting or blood sample, or a scar.
United States v. Greer, 631 F.3d 608 (2d Cir. 2011)

Suggested by Robert P. Knapp III; Mulholland & Knapp, LLP; New York, NY