Des Moines, IA asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota

Q: Can state prosecute the same person for the same crime after they turn the case over to the federal government?

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Lucas Wynne

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: You should be very careful when discussing your criminal case online - please do not share more information about this case publicly, call an attorney to discuss instead. Most offer free consultations.

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Nicholas Nelson

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wahpeton, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: This question seems to deal with the issue of Double Jeopardy. Generally, double jeopardy does not prevent the federal government from bringing a charge already brought in state court, or visa versa.

This is general legal information, and I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first speaking with you at length of the particular facts and circumstances surrounding your matter.

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