Monday, November 05, 2007

The idea that there is a prohibition against being tried more than once for the same crime (double jeopardy) is a misnomer. If the offense is a crime federally and in the state it was committed, you can be legally tried in state court and then federal court (or vice versa) for the same offense. This is why lawyers, when they obtain immunity for their clients, seek it at both levels.


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