Link-in-chain Principle Law and Legal Definition

Link-in-chain Principle is a principle used in criminal procedure to protect the defendant from answering a self-incriminating question. This principle restricts the defendant from being connected to the chain of evidence by answering a self-incriminating question. A person cannot be compelled to answering a self incriminating question and this is granted as a privilege to the defendant under the U.S. Constitution.