double jeopardy definition

  • noun:
    • The act of putting someone through a second test for an offense which is why he or she has already been prosecuted or convicted.
    • The act when trying someone two times for the same offense, specifically after an acquittal in the first trial.
    • the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense which is why he's already been tried; prohibited into the 5th amendment on united states of america Constitution

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