Can I go to jail for the same charge in two different county's? 11 Answers as of December 26, 2013

Steeling a pack of paper towels in one county and stealing videos games from another county.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Two different charges in two different counties. If I kill your mother in one county and your father in another, it does not mean that I only killed one person that day.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/26/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Yes. 2 different crimes and 2 different charges, even though they are both thefts.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2013
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
From what you say, they are not the same charge. Both instances described are theft, but they are separate theft occurrences, occurring in 2 different counties. Yes, each county can charge you separately.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 12/18/2013
Law Office of Edward J. Blum
Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
Its two different things that were stolen. Its two different charges.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2013
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
Yes you can. Those are two separate crimes in two separate counties, even though the charges themselves (theft) are the same.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2013
    Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
    Yes, each act was a separate offense, and can be charged and convicted separately. It is a good idea to get a criminal defense attorney to help you address these issues.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 12/18/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    Yes, both are separate charges.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 12/18/2013
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    These may both be titled Theft but they are not the same crime because they involve different allegedly stolen property.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 12/18/2013
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    Theft of paper towels in one county and of videos in a different county are two separate crimes. As such, you can be charged with the crimes in both counties. If the thefts happened at two different times even in the same, county it would be separate crimes and charged as two separate cases.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/16/2013
    Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
    Jonathan Blecher, P.A. | Jonathan Blecher
    Each county has the legal authority to prosecute for a crime committed in their jurisdiction. You can't be tried for the same offense twice, so as long as the crimes are separate, there is no barrier to that. If they are connected, related in time, you may be able to ask that one case be removed to the other county.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 12/16/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    If it occurred in two different counties, each jurisdiction would be entitled to bring charges. From what you described, it sounds like two separate crimes anyway.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/16/2013
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