The Fifth Amendment Of The United States Constitution Essay

1331 Words Apr 4th, 2016 null Page
In regards to basic criminal procedures, the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution contains some very important basic rights which enable citizens to have protection against the government. These rights consist of the following; due process, substantive due process, Miranda warning, indictment, self-incrimination, grand jury, jury, double jeopardy, and collateral estoppel, immunity from prosecution, eminent domain, takings, and lastly territorial jurisdiction. Nevertheless, this investigation will cover the basic and many varied interpretations of double jeopardy and how they applied to the local case of Robert Nicholas Angleton. Double jeopardy is within the United States Constitutions Fifth Amendment, “The State with all its resources and power should not be allowed to make repeated attempts to convict an individual for an alleged offense, thereby subjecting him to embarrassment, expense and ordeal and compelling him to live in a continuing state of anxiety and insecurity,” As with any clause within the Constitution of the United States, much is left to the courts for interpretation, this has not excluded double jeopardy. However, when expounding its basic definition, double jeopardy is the protection from being prosecuted for the same crime twice. This protection is in place so that those who were already prosecuted and or acquitted are saved from distress both financially, publicly and psychologically. Court interpretation has varied greatly and the…

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