The Truth About Double Jeopardy - Today I Found Out
However, that situation changed with the 2003 Criminal Justice Act 2003, which abolished the double jeopardy rule for serious crimes and which came in to effect two years later.
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The 2006, Queensland reforms significantly undermined the principle of double jeopardy, and violent crimes like murder can be retried if there is fresh and compelling evidence.
Double jeopardy is one of many principles in place to limit the power of the State, which is undoubtedly more well-resourced than the average defendant.