Click on the Triangle Icon to Expand Menu
Share This
« Back to Glossary Index


When a criminal defendant may not be tried a second time for the same crime where the prosecution failed to convict through no fault of the defendant.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
double jeopardy (noun)
the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial under a valid charge two adjudications for one offense
considerable danger or trouble from two sources
« Back to Glossary Index
Call Now Button