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How in the fuck does “Double Jeopardy” work?

November 4, 2007

I simply can’t figure it out. So you can’t be charged for a crime you’ve already been proven guilty or not guilty for. So you can kill someone, serve 7-10 years, and then after that you can kill anyone you want? Is it only for specific crimes (1st degree murder means you can only do 1st degree murder, no manslaughter or 2nd/3rd degree?) or even more specific, e.g. if you rob a store, you can only rob that store legally? I’m totally lost here. Legal experts, help!