same evidence test

Definition of "same evidence test"
  1. A method used to judge double jeopardy cases which focuses on whether the facts could back up both an earlier and a following criminal conviction
How to use "same evidence test" in a sentence
  1. The judge applied the same evidence test to determine if there was a case of double jeopardy.
  2. To avoid unfairly punishing the defendant twice, the court used the same evidence test.
  3. The same evidence test was used to verify that the previous and current convictions were based on identical facts.

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