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New York State Court of Appeals – Double Jeopardy: People v. Sweat

New York State Court of Appeals - Double Jeopardy - Conditional Imprisonment – No Adjudication of Criminal Contempt   People v. Sweat No. 159 Judge Rivera   Background: The people appealed from an order dismissing an information with two counts of criminal contempt on double jeopardy grounds.   Ruling: The Court of Appeals reversed. The court held that where a court subjects a defendant ...