Legal Question in Criminal Law in North Carolina

I was issued a citation for selling to a minor. The DA dismissed it. Last night ALE returned and reissued the same citation, not a new offense, and said it had to go through the court. I don't understand. Isn't this double jeopardy or something?

Asked on 8/05/13, 9:16 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Kenneth Love Ken Love Law

If they issued the same violation for the same kid on the same date and time yes, it is Double Jeopardy, IF a trial had already started. If no trial started jeopardy never attached to the charge.

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Answered on 8/06/13, 6:50 pm

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