Incriminate Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Incriminate.

Incriminate (verb):

  1. To imply or suggest someone's involvement in a crime either through evidence or a statement.

  2. To admit committing a crime, consequently exposing oneself to criminal prosecution.

  3. To provide information that can link another person to a crime.

Example: You have the right not to incriminate yourself, which means you can choose to remain silent instead of confessing to a crime or identifying a criminal. This right is protected by law during legal proceedings.