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double jeopardy
the legal concept

Double jeopardy does not apply to grand jury proceedings.
  the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
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A state and federal court can both try a suspect for the same crime without double jeopardy; however, if a municipal and state court did the same thing, it would be double jeopardy.

Different aspects of crimes done at the same time can be tried separately without double jeopardy; however, if a defendant is acquitted of a material fact of the alleged crime, then generally that fact cannot be prosecuted in a subsequent trial.
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  • Double jeopardy does not apply to grand jury proceedings.
  • Double jeopardy prevented Billy from being tried again, and the rules about client confidentiality meant I couldn’t divulge his dirty little secret anyway.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "Because of…" Was there such a thing as double jeopardy here?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • And the peace of the States would be in double jeopardy from external invasion and internal quarrels.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2

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  • Taking advantage of the judicial concept of double jeopardy, which does not allow an individual to be tried twice for the same crime, the two men later boast to a Look magazine writer about the day they murdered Emmett Till.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Now for Double Jeopardy, Final Jeopardy, and all the Daily Doubles on the board, who fought with the good old US of A?
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Double jeopardy—he can’t be tried for the same crime twice.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Double jeopardy is only on his side if he gets an acquittal.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • You can either spin your wheels, scouring the evidence from one of the three cases we didn’t try Switzer for so we wouldn’t get hammered by double jeopardy—be my guest.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Things like double jeopardy, I believe is what he called it, and what was that other thing?
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client

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  • Double jeopardy.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
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Associated words [difficulty]:   double jeopardy [7] , habeas corpus [5] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , habeas corpus [5] , hearsay [5] , probable cause [5] , burden of proof [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , Miranda rights [9] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , undue influence [9]
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