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Is "charge stacking" an insidious end run around the prohibition of double-jeopardy?

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Is "charge stacking" an insidious end run around the prohibition of double-jeopardy?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtroom_Workgroup

"“Charge stacking” is a process by which police and prosecutors create a case with numerous charges or numerous instances of the same charge to convince the defendant that the risk of not pleading guilty is intolerable."
Some other links re "charge stacking"...

Prosecutors, Charge Stacking, and Plea Deals

Charge Stacking: Gambling with People's Lives

Stacking Charges forces the Innocent to Plead Guilty

Most of these revolve around the plea deals and coerced guilty pleas, but I'm thinking it might actually be a form of double-jeopardy as many of the varying charges are merely different interpretations of the same crime.
 

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Re: Is "charge stacking" an insidious end run around the prohibition of double-jeopar

Is "charge stacking" an insidious end run around the prohibition of double-jeopardy?

Some other links re "charge stacking"...

Prosecutors, Charge Stacking, and Plea Deals

Charge Stacking: Gambling with People's Lives

Stacking Charges forces the Innocent to Plead Guilty

Most of these revolve around the plea deals and coerced guilty pleas, but I'm thinking it might actually be a form of double-jeopardy as many of the varying charges are merely different interpretations of the same crime.

It is problematic.

But double jeopardy specifically is trying a person for an offense he's already been acquitted of, so no.
 
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