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Can I be convicted of a crime that someone else has already been convicted of?

Can I be convicted of possession of a gun even when someone else already pleaded guilty to the same gun? Isn't that double jeopardy? A cop stated that he saw my bare hand throw the gun out the window, but they have tested the gun for fingerprints and they did not find my prints at all. It is obvious that the cop is lying. I don't have any felonies, and yet they want to give me ...

03/05/2009   |   Category: Criminal » Double Jeopa...   |   State: California   |   #15453

Does double jeorpary and collateral estoppel apply where defendant fled by vehicle?

Does double jeorpary and collateral estoppel apply where defendant fled by vehicle from California into Arizona? Both states tried defendant for drunk driving.

03/28/2007   |   Category: Criminal » Double Jeopa...   |   State: Maryland   |   #2277
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