Can I go to state and superior court for the same charges?

Asked on February 12, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You cannot go to state and superior court, since both are state (i.e. not federal) courts, for the same charges. You could to two different courts of your state for different charges growing out of the same event--for example, if you assaulted and robbed someone, you could face robbery charges in one, assault in another. Or you could be in a state court and a federal court for charges growing out of the same event. But you can't face the identical charges in two different courts of your state.


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