What you describe in your posting does not sound at all like double jeopardy. You should have a lawyer immediately on this serious charge, and your lawyer will evaluate what issues, including double jeopardy, may be available as part of the defense of your case.
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If I understand your question correctly, you have recently been charged with failing to register as a sex offender, and your original conviction for the sex offense occurred many years ago. If that is what you are asking, then the answer is no, that would not be double jeopardy because failing to register is a completely separate crime from the sex offense you were originally convicted of many years ago.
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Double jeopardy works in a completely different way than you envision. It does not apply here.
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This is a separate charge. Since you have been arrested, you need to seek counsel
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