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The title isn’t great and I couldn’t think of something more appropriate.

I'm looking for a work that can be used to indicate that the next phrase may put the writer at risk of being within the reach of the law.

The context might be something like:

At the risk of {something} myself, I have to confess, I always steal the table sauce at restaurants

The word that came to mind was “inditing” “indicting” but searching for the meaning of the word, it seems to mean something different than I imagined.

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indicting means to accuse someone (including oneself) of a crime, usually formally, so I think it would cover your case. But I like Barrie England's choice better. – bib Aug 31 '12 at 15:16
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Incriminating might be the word you're looking for.

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Thanks Barrie - Just what I was looking for. – Jamie Dixon Aug 31 '12 at 13:30

What about exposing?

Does it suit your purpose?

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Thanks @Anixx - Exposing is certainly a valid synonym however "exposing myself" has other connotations that I'm happy to avoid :) – Jamie Dixon Aug 31 '12 at 13:27

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