Carthage, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: charged in 2 different counties for lustful touching and found not guilty in one county

If im charged in 2 different counties for lustful touching same thing just different places and jury finds me not guilty in one county how does it work in my trial of the other county. I don't understand how that works. Isn't that double jeopardy?

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Perhaps, but the facts and charges would have to be for the same incident. There are a lot of subtleties when you start talking about double jeopardy. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and show them all of the paperwork/charges from both counties so that you can develop a plan of action.

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