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TERM

duplicity

CONTEXT & COMMENTS

Def.: (said of a pleading, esp. an indictment) the fact of alleging two or more matters in one plea; being characterized by double pleading.
       • "A duplicitous indictment is one that charges separate offenses in a single count. The overall vice of duplicity is that the jury cannot in a general verdict render its finding on each offense, making it difficult to determine whether a conviction rests on only one of the offenses or on both. Adverse effects on a defendant may include . . . the danger that a conviction will result from a less than unanimous verdict as to each separate offense." (U.S. v. Adesida)
 
Note: (See also: duplicitous)

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

duplicidad en el cargo/en el documento acusatorio || duplicidad dentro del cargo || duplicidad (de actos delictuosos) en el mismo cargo || acumulación (indebida) de actos (ilícitos) en el mismo cargo

Category

LEGAL

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Created at 2/27/2014 10:27 AM by jonathanw
Last modified at 3/25/2014 9:12 AM by jonathanw