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JEOPARDY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Danger; hazard; perilJeopardy is the danger of conviction and punishment which the defendant in a crim- inal action incurs when a valid indictment has been found, and a petit jury has been impaneled and sworn to try the case and give a verdict. State v. Nelson, 26 Ind. 308; State v. Emery. 59 Vt. 84. 7 Atl. 120; People v. Ten-ill. 132 Cal. 407, 04 Pac. S04; Mitchell v. State. 42 Ohio St. 383; Grogan v. State. 44 Ala. 9; Ex parte Glenn (C. C.) Ill Fed. 258; Alexander v. Com., 105 Pa. 9.


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