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Can they use a civil law in a criminal trial?

Ojai, CA |

Being held on a double jeopardy

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Double jeopardy does not involve the application of criminal law and civil law to a set of facts.

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You've essentially provided no information from which any of us could formulate an intelligent response. Be careful of setting forth anything on a public website such as this that could in any way be construed as an admission on your part, but there simply is not enough to go on at this point. You may prefer to speak with one or more attorneys in private where you do not need to be concerned about whether things you say to the attorney could somehow hurt you.


There is some confusion in what you are asking. However, in terms of double jeopardy---a civil suit does not play a roll in double jeopardy. In other words, you can only be tried once for a CRIME. Although you can be tried once for a crime and also once in civil court for the same matter.

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It all depends on the queen of the England and her position on coupons. A non sensical questions deserves a similar answer. A better approach than throwing something on avvo is to call a lawyer who gives a free consultation and give them the facts of your situation to get something that will help you. If you have an issue a qualified criminal lawyer will be able to do much better than a bunch of us guessing what you mean on this forum.

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