double jeopardy


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double jeopardy

n.
1. The prosecution of a person a second time for the same offense, prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.
2. Risk of loss or injury arising from two sources at the same time.

double jeopardy

n
(Law) the act of prosecuting a defendant a second time for an offence for which he or she has already been tried

dou′ble jeop′ardy


n.
the act of prosecuting a person a second time for the same offense: prohibited by the Fifth Amendment.
[1910]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double jeopardy - the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution
criminal prosecution, prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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FOR 800 years, the double jeopardy rule stopped acquitted suspects from being tried again.
The state, and attorneys for a convicted murderer, will argue before the Arizona Supreme Court whether his conviction of first-degree murder on a retrial violates the Double Jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.
Miller, however, filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that a new trial would subject him to double jeopardy. The State argues that the law relating to double jeopardy does not prevent the commencement of a new trial after a mistrial is requested by the defendant unless the mistrial was granted because of prosecutorial overreaching.
Where (1) Puerto Rico courts concluded in preliminary hearings that weapons charges against a defendant were not supported by probable cause, (2) the defendant then pleaded guilty to equivalent federal charges based on the same conduct and (3) he later moved to dismiss the federal indictment on double jeopardy and issue preclusion grounds, a U.S.
Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for two Kelly accusers, responded to Kelly's "double jeopardy" comment Tuesday on Twitter.
In reversing a conviction for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, the court found the government failed to prove that the conspiracies described in the 2006 and 2016 indictments, which involved the same conduct in the same geographic areas, were distinct, and thus the prosecution under the 2016 indictment violated the double jeopardy clause.
habeas corpus claiming that the State had violated the Double Jeopardy
The reason for the conflicting availability and unavailability of appeal in the two cases is because the Philippines subscribes to the American concept of double jeopardy.
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Antonio Trillanes IV before the Makati City regional trial court (RTC) does not violate his right against double jeopardy.
Wahono, in seeking anew a relief from the CA, argued that the ongoing trial of the theft case violates their constitutional right against double jeopardy.
He was pushing at an open door in terms of double jeopardy and I'm just relieved that some form of justice has been served at last.