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Can i be charged with failure to register in two different…

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Can i be charged with failure to register in two different counties

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Texas

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Yes court appointed. My son is setting in jail being charged with the charge he is already going to court for. Isnt that double jeopardy. The court appointed attorney can mot give me the answer to that

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He was registered in one county started going thru a divorce and was pretty much homeless, stayed with me on ocassion the cops in my county arrested him for failure to register. Now the county where he was registered but didnt not re register r

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Double jeopardy applies when someone is brought to trial and trial starts and it ends and then they try to try him again for the same offense arising out of the same facts and circumstances at the same time.

He could be charged with failure to register in any county where he was found to be residing. So if he was residing in one county and did not register and then then resided with you part of the time, those are two separate instances and both could be charged.

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