No Double Jeopardy Concerns; Chuck


Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says giving prosecutors the right to appeal under certain circumstances will not affect double jeopardy.

Minister Chuck made the statement speaking recently with Nationwide News.

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Double Jeopardy is the principle that someone cannot be charged for the same crime twice.

Some attorney’s say that a planned move by the government to provide prosecutors with the right to appeal could violate that principle.

However, Minister Chuck says he feels prosecutors having this ability is a sound principle.

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He’s also making it clear that the legislation that will be forthcoming next year did not originate under his tenure as Justice Minister.

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