same evidence test

noun

Legal Definition of same evidence test

: a test for double jeopardy that involves a determination of whether the same facts would support both a prior and second conviction

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“Same evidence test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/same%20evidence%20test. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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