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