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I am not in a situation, but very curious. I served as a juror on a trial that is completed. The defendant was accused of caring out a crime of GBH on 4 counts. He was found not guilty. He was charged on the evidence given in a statement by the person who I believe did the crime. The person who I believe did the crime had pleaded guilty and was sentenced for being an accessory after the fact to get a lesser sentence.
My question is does the law allow for the suspect to be charge for the more serious crime ?
Just so I'm clear on this. Once a suspect has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser offence he can not be charged for a greater offence for the same crime. That would come under Double Jeopardy ?
Thank you. You have satisfied my curiosity.