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Is it double jeopardy for a person to be held liable for the same act under civil law and under criminal law?

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2017-09-13 03:35:14

Double Jeopardy only applies to criminal cases being tried by

the same sovereign, for the same criminal act. Because civil cases,

at most, put the defendant in danger of losing money (but not his

life or freedom) he cannot be said to be put in jeopardy of "life

and limb" in a civil case.

Double jeopardy refers to a person being tried again for the

same offense after being acquitted. In such kind of situation, you

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Answer No, double jeopardy only applies to criminal trials for

the same charges in the same jurisdiction. You could also be tried

in state court, acquitted, and then tried in federal court and

convicted because they are considered different trials for

different charges. A famous example of this might be OJ Simpson,

found to be not guilty of his wifes murder and then found guilty

after the civil court case. It is a U.S. constitutional right not

to be held in double jeopardy, the Fifth Amendment ensures that no

"... person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in

jeopardy of life or limb". There are however now exceptions. ANSWER

There are no exceptions. You can only be tried in federal court on

federal matters: murder is normally not a federal matter so OJ

Simpson could not be tried twice. Further, the exceptions in the

U.S. are few and far between: First, when a jury finds someone Not

Guilty, there is no appeal allowed unless bribery took place or

something that never put the defendant in jeopardy. Second, on

appeal, a verdict is changed to Not Guilty or a verdict of Guilty

is set aside by the judge can be appealed by the Prosecution within

a reasonable time. Only exceptions!s!


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