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jeopardy

(1) Danger,hazard,peril.Mortgaged property is said to be in jeopardy because it might be taken by foreclosure.(2) Subjected to the possibility of criminal punishment,including fines.The constitutional protection against double jeopardy has been held to apply to fines,such as might be levied against a company for violation of housing discrimination laws.

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At present, double jeopardy legislation is too vague and confusing in what it allows to be heard as new evidence.
The OSCE Mission to BiH provides support to the BiH judiciary at all levels, and organized this event to enhance the harmonization of court practices and provide guidance to The consistent application of the double jeopardy principle in war crimes processing is crucial to preventing serious infringements of the constitutional principles of legal certainty and equality before the law, concluded BiH judges and prosecutors at an OSCE-organized peer-to-peer meeting today in Teslic.
Supported by MP Frank Cook and officers from Cleveland Police, Ann faced a superhuman struggle for the double jeopardy laws to be scrapped.
14) In the United Kingdom, while "[t]he double jeopardy doctrine appeared in cases as early as 1589," and predates case law on the issue by almost two centuries, (15) King Henry VIII passed a law allowing him to try defendants in England who committed offenses in Wales.
21) The defendant moved to dismiss the capital and first-degree murder charges under double jeopardy, citing the forewoman's report that the jurors had voted unanimously against guilt on these offenses.
A justice department source said: "The Solicitor General is reviewing cases where new prosecutions can take place thanks to the double jeopardy law reform and the Chhokar case is part of this process.
The passage of time, the test which the prosecution must satisfy to apply for a case to proceed under the double jeopardy procedure and the need to get the consent of the Irish courts all provided significant challenges to the prosecution.
7) Although rarely applied, the Diaz holding provides an "exception" (8) to constitutional double jeopardy protection where an accused is tried and convicted for a lesser offense, such as assault, and later, after completion of the trial, the original victim dies.
In light of these reports, Parliament began work on a revision to the double jeopardy rule in 2002.
Thanks to a change in the law on double jeopardy, the earlier jury verdict was quashed by senior judges and earlier this year Celaire, of Sydenham, south London, pleaded guilty to both the manslaughter and the attempted murder charge.
The defendant then filed a motion to dismiss on double jeopardy grounds and the trial court granted the motion.
Jury's Silence on Theory of First-Degree Murder Not an Acquittal for Double Jeopardy Purposes--Commonwealth v.