Carthage, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Suing for false allegations if you have been found not quilty in 1 County but have charges in another awaiting trial

Suing for false allegations if you have been found not quilty of lustful touching in 1 County but have trial for same allegations with same people for same thing in another County. Can you sue even tho you haven't had trial yet in the other?

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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: The second charge in the second county would be due to an act that took place in that county. If there are allegations of crimes committed in different counties, each county can bring charges against you, even involving the same crime and same victim. An acquittal in one county does not necessarily ensure an acquittal in the second county. This is not double jeopardy.

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