Double Jeopardy

Double jeopardy is a practical defense and lawful right that forbids the state from trying a defendant two times for the similar offense on the similar set of facts. At ordinary law, a defendant may go into a plea which amount to meaning that he or she has been acquitted or convicted of the similar crime before now. If the subject of double jeopardy is increased, confirmation will be put before the court which will usually rule as a beginning matter whether the plea is substantiated.