Simple Definition of double jeopardy
law : the act of causing a person to be put on trial two times for the same crime
Full Definition of double jeopardy
1 : the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial under a valid charge : two adjudications for one offense
2 : considerable danger or trouble from two sources
Examples of double jeopardy
constitutional protections against double jeopardy
First Known Use of double jeopardy
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