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Double Jeapordy

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sarah basse

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of Double Jeapordy

Double Jeopardy A person may not be tried twice for the same crime. 5th Amendment- Rights of Accused Persons Protects Against: Second prosecution after being found innocent
Second prosecution after being convicted
Multiple punishments for the same crime States that no person shll be put "twice in jeopardy of life and limb." Thus, the term "double jeopardy. Exceptions People may be tried more than once when:
The crime violates both federal and state law
A single act involves more than one crime
Jury fails to agree on a verdict
The case goes to a higher court Bibliography http://www.belshe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/gavel.jpg http://operachic.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c83e69e200e553eed1d58834-800wi http://www.vinniesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/pd_prison_070627_ms.jpg Harvard Law Review
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