State V. Angel

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Descrizione dell’editore

¶1 We granted our writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 34-5-14 (1972), to decide whether this Court should abandon its long-standing jurisdictional exception to the double jeopardy prohibition against successive prosecutions. However, because we conclude that jeopardy did not attach when the magistrate court accepted Defendant's plea but dismissed the charges prior to sentencing, the Double Jeopardy Clause did not bar Defendant's subsequent prosecution in district court. We, therefore, do not reach the jurisdictional exception issue. Accordingly, we reverse the Court of Appeals as to the license charge and affirm, but on different grounds, the felony DWI conviction.

GENERE
Professionali e tecnici
PUBBLICATO
2002
24 luglio
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
11
EDITORE
LawApp Publishers
DIMENSIONE
57,8
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