double jeopardy


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the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried

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Additionally, in dicta, the court found another basis for the lack of a double jeopardy bar.
He husband Jonathan, after the sentencing, said the change in the double jeopardy law was "crucial in achieving justice" but he refused to criticise forensic officers who failed to spot the blood stains in the initial investigation.
The rule of double jeopardy is thought to date back at least to the Magna Carta in 1215 during the reign of King John.
As in the United States, (11) the principle of double jeopardy previously provided "absolute" protection for Dunlop.
Ann |Ming, left, campaigned tirelessly for the double jeopardy legal rule to be overruled after the murder of her daughter Julie Hogg, pictured far left with son Kevin who has said he hopes her killer is not allowed out of jail to go to a funeral
This is the third application made by the Lord Advocate under double jeopardy legislation.
Constitution, and known as Double Jeopardy clause, a person cannot be tried on the same charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction.
The question in this article is whether, with respect to double jeopardy, in the absence of an express statute or constitutional provision permitting re-trials for acquitted defendants, prosecutors could "unofficially" use their discretion to form a loophole to the prohibition against double jeopardy using perjury prosecutions and subsequent civil and forfeiture proceedings used against defendants acquitted of the original charge.
I think that it is far better that double jeopardy remains, and that legal advisers for both the prosecution and defence treat the legal process with due deference, and make the case for both sides in the best way that they can.
For us, there is now a little bit of hope, especially with the double jeopardy law changing last year.
John Renner Dillon thought he'd got away with the rape of a pensioner in 1982, but advances in DNA profiling and testing, and a change in the double jeopardy law, has seen him brought to justice - even though his victim has since died and did not live to see her attacker jailed.
London, June 14 (ANI): Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who was sent back to Libya on compassionate grounds, could still be tired under the United Kingdom's new double jeopardy law.
For a brief outline of American double jeopardy rules, see supra notes 26-55 and accompanying text.
He husband Jonathan, speaking after the sentencing, said the change in the double jeopardy law was "crucial in achieving justice" but he refused to criticise forensic officers who failed to spot the blood stains in the initial investigation.
Summary: A man has been jailed for life after being prosecuted for a second time under new double jeopardy laws for killing his ex-girlfriend.