Double Jeopardy

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Meaning of Double Jeopardy

A rule of law that a person shall not be convicted of the same offense more than once. where there has been a final verdict either of acquittal or conviction on an adequate indictment , the defendant cannot be a second time placed in jeopardy for the same offense. See Greathouse v state , 249 A.2d 207, 5 Md. App. 675. However, there is no double jepardy where a defendant is charged with a different offense even though arising out of the same act. See State v Laporte, 365 P.2d 24, 58 Wash.2d 816. The federal constitution prohibits placing a person in double jeopardy. See Appendix 1.

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Charge (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Prosecutorial Function (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

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