Ryan_Fitts_LS311-04_Unit 3 Assignment

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Unit 3 Case Analysis By: Ryan Fitts LS311-04 1
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In the case against Armington vs. Jennings, Armington will have a criminal case brought on him by the state and is subject to a civil tort lawsuit brought on him by Jennings. Mr. Armington will not be protected by Double Jeopardy because it only pertains for being tried on the same case twice. In this case the state is bring a criminal crime against Armington and Jennings will be filing a separate civil lawsuit to recover any damages the may have received form the shooting. If he win either case, than he will be protected by double jeopardy for being tried again on either case. “The prohibition against double jeopardy does not preclude the crime victim from bringing a civil suit against that same person to recover damages.” ( Miller, R., & Jentz, G. (2008 p.137) The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a
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