AN ACT permitting Persons Accused of Crime to Testify in their own behalf.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act each and every person accused or who shall be accused of any felony, misdemeanor or offense whatsoever, punishable by the laws of this State now or hereafter in force shall, upon his or her trial before any tribunal established by the constitution or laws of this state, have the right to testify in his or her own behalf, and shall also have the right to testify for or against any other person or persons jointly tried with him or her; provided, however, that a refusal or failure to testify shall not be construed or commented upon as an indication of guilt.

Passed at Dover, May 4, 1893.