double jeopardy

Definition of "double jeopardy"
  1. A constitutional rule that stops a person from being tried twice for the same crime in the same jurisdiction, usually after a trial has begun or a dismissal due to prosecutorial misconduct
How to use "double jeopardy" in a sentence
  1. The principle of double jeopardy prevented him from facing prosecution again for the same charges.
  2. Under the rule of double jeopardy, one cannot be put on trial twice for the same crime in the same court.
  3. Wrongful application of the double jeopardy rule could lead to an unfair legal process.

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