same evidence test
- 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
- The judge applied the same evidence test to determine if there was a case of double jeopardy.
- To avoid unfairly punishing the defendant twice, the court used the same evidence test.
- The same evidence test was used to verify that the previous and current convictions were based on identical facts.