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  1. #1
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    Default Possible Double Jeopardy

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Iowa

    On April 15th, 2008, I was charged with fifth degree theft for stealing an article of clothing from a store worth under $200. About a week ago, my "act before thinking" mind frame came about and I took $175 dollars worth of gift cards from my non-profit job. For about a week I have been waiting for the police to gather there evidence (fingerprinting on the stack of gift cards) and be put on trial. Since I was already charged with fifth degree theft, is there any way for the court to put me on trial and if they can, what would I be charged with?

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    Default Re: Possible Double Jeopardy

    these are two totally seperate and unrelated crimes (other than the prepetrator of the crime). There is no double jeopardy. What makes you think anything different?

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    Default Re: Possible Double Jeopardy

    I guess it was a simple misunderstanding of the penal code. So would this case be tried as a second offense or something similar to theft in the fifth degree?

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    Default Re: Possible Double Jeopardy

    JK already answered that

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