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Can I Be Charged Twice for the Same Offense?

July 5, 2018

Via: FindLaw

No, right? While most of us are generally familiar with the concept of double jeopardy — the legal precept that prohibits multiple prosecutions or punishments for the same crime — not all of us know the particular ins and outs.

For example, can you be charged with both state and federal crimes for the same incident? And if you were granted a presidential pardon, could a state prosecute you later?

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