Dual Sovereignty Doctrine

Dual Sovereignty Doctrine

Definition

Provides that if a defendant’s conduct breaks the laws of two separate sovereigns, then two separate crimes are committed for double jeopardy purposes, and the defendant may be tried for both crimes.

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