jeopardy
jeop·ar·dy /'je-pər-dē/ n
1: exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury
2: the danger of conviction that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense see also double jeopardy
◇ Jeopardy attaches, or comes into effect for double jeopardy purposes, when a jury is sworn in or, in a non-jury trial, when the judge begins to hear evidence. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbids double jeopardy for the same offense, and this applies whether the first trial ends in acquittal, conviction, or a mistrial. If a mistrial occurs due to a manifest necessity or if a defendant appeals a conviction, however, the rule against double jeopardy does not apply. The issue of manifest necessity is determined by the trial judge and, if necessary, by an appeals court.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

jeopardy
I noun crisis, danger, dangerous situation, dangerousness, endangerment, hazard, imperilment, insecurity, instability, menace, peril, perilousness, precariousness, risk, threat, uncertainty, unsafety, vulnerability associated concepts: double jeopardy, former jeopardy, placed in jeopardy foreign phrases:
- Nemo bis punitur pro eodem delicto. — No one can be punished twice for the same offense
II index danger, hazard, peril, predicament, risk, threat, venture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


jeopardy
n.
Risk or danger; the danger of being convicted that is a natural accompaniment to being a defendant in a criminal trial. See also double jeopardy

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


jeopardy

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


jeopardy
Being put at risk for a criminal conviction. Jeopardy "attaches" once the jury has been sworn. (See also: double jeopardy)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


jeopardy
n. A defendant's risk of punishment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


jeopardy
Danger; hazard; peril. In a criminal action, the danger of conviction and punishment confronting the defendant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


jeopardy
Danger; hazard; peril. In a criminal action, the danger of conviction and punishment confronting the defendant.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

jeopardy
n.
   peril, particularly danger of being charged with or convicted of a particular crime. The U.S. Constitution guarantees in the Fifth Amendment that no one can "be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb" for the same offense. Thus, once a person has been acquitted, he/she may not be charged again for that crime. However, if there was a mistrial, hung jury or reversal of conviction on appeal (but the defendant was not declared innocent in the ruling), the defendant may be charged with the crime again and tried again. In a few situations, a defendant is not in double jeopardy when being tried for a violation of a similar (but different) federal criminal (penal) statute based on some of the same circumstances as a state prosecution, such as violation of a murder victim's civil rights, as was done in the case against the killer of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
   See also: double jeopardy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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