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Q: Can a person be charge state and federal for the same charge
James Ray Alston
James Ray Alston answered on Jul 1, 2014

In order for a person to be charged at both the state and federal level they must have violated both sets of laws during the commission of their criminal act. This doesn't violate the 5th Amendment because this legal action falls under the dual sovereignty principle in which the sets of laws are... Read more »

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