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In trial of all persons charged with the commission of offenses against the United States and in all proceedings in courts martial and courts of inquiry in any State, District, Possession or Territory, the person charged shall, at his own request, be a competent witness. His failure to make such request shall not create any presumption against him.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 18 U.S.C. § 3481 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 3481. Competency of accused - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-3481.html
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