California Supreme Court Rules Multiple Punishments for Single, Gang-Related Act Violates Penal Code § 654

Double jeopardy is a principal that bars someone from being at risk of losing one’s life or liberty more than once for the same charge. However, there are certainly exceptions to this, i.e. when a federal court brings charges that largely mimic those in a state court.  Are there exeptions for some of the most socially unacceptable crimes, such as gang offense?  Click on the following link to find out.

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