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14years ago i was found not guilty in a crown court of an offence,

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14years ago i was found not guilty in a crown court of an offence, it was a 2.5 day trial.
my question is could i be tried for the offence again
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

Could you explain your situation a bit more please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i was accused of indecent assault by my then daughter of my now wife


it went to court and the jury was out 25 minutes i was found not guilty and dismissed

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the information.

If you've been tried and acquitted then you will not be prosecuted again.

It used to be impossible for that to happen. A person can be tried twice now as the principle of double jeopardy has been abolished. However, it is extremely rare. Its literally only ever happened with the most serious offences and there has to be overwhelming fresh evidence.

This is nothing to worry about in practice.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

Jo
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