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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 201 : Pleadings and Proof; Trial

Subchapter 002 : Pleadings and Proof

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 6556)
  • § 6556. Former acquittal a bar

    A person shall not be held to answer on a second complaint, information, or indictment for an offense of which he or she was acquitted by a jury upon the merits on a former trial. Such acquittal may be pleaded in bar of a subsequent prosecution for the same offense, notwithstanding defects in the form or substance of the complaint, information, or indictment on which he or she was acquitted.