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Five States Hold Criminal Contempt Does Not Bar Later Prosecution on Double Jeopardy Grounds  

Author:  Anne L.  Perry, Esq..; Nancy K.D.  Lemon.

Source: Volume 03, Number 02, December/January 1998 , pp.19-20(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Several states have recently concluded that a defendant found guilty for criminal contempt for violation of a restraining order may properly be prosecuted for related offenses without violating the prohibition against double jeopardy.

Keywords: People v. Kelley; Commonwealth v. Burge; State v. Bowen; State v. Gonzales; Blockburger

Affiliations:  1: Associate Editor of DVR; 2: Associate Editor of DVR.

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