Double Jeopardy Protection Of The Fifth Amendment

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Can the state try you twice for the same crime? Well that is where Double Jeopardy comes in under the protection of the Fifth Amendment. Double Jeopardy basically means that the court can’t find a defendant guilty for the same crime twice. There are several reasons why there is double jeopardy protection. First to protect that person from financial, emotional and social repercussions. Second is to prevent the government from using the resources to convict innocent people. Double Jeopardy only protects individuals when they are being prosecuted for the same crime. In the Fifth Amendment it explains that double jeopardy is, “No person shall, be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. Double jeopardy has been

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