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Are there exceptions to the "Double Jeopardy Clause"?

Miami, FL |

For example, after acquittal, if undeniable evidence is discovered, such as a videotape, can the person be tried again because of new evidence? Are there other examples of double jeopardy being allowed?

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The double jeopardy clause and the jurisprudence that gives meaning to it are very complicated. In your basic example, absent additional facts, the answer is no, the person would not be able to be retried.

Andrew M. Bonderud, Esq.
The Bonderud Law Firm, P.A.
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