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Can someone who was acquitted be retried?

I was acused of sexual assault years ago and I was contacted by the victim that they had found new evidence that they were going to use against me in court. I was acquitted of the charge. Is this just a scare tactic?

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    Patrick Mahaney | Law Office of Patrick Mahaney
    8244 Old Federal Road
    Montgomery, AL 36117
    (334) 277-3974
    Under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, no person may be tried twice for the same offense. This is known as the "double jeopardy clause" and applies only when a person is fully acquitted of the original charge. When a case is 'nol prossed' or dismissed, that is not the same as an acquittal, since an acquittal requires a trial on the merits. Your best course of action is to consult a qualified criminal defense attorney to assist you inthis matter.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 3/27/2013
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