Tag: double jeopardy

Resolving Ambiguity: Kansas Supreme Court Says “Lesser Crime” in Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5109(b)(2) Means “a Crime with a Lesser Penalty”

State v. Martin, No. 124,607, 2024 WL 1122666 (Kan. Mar. 15, 2024). Author: Jack Atherton, Staff Editor Issue:  Is possession of methamphetamine a “lesser included crime” of no drug-tax stamp under Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5109(b)(2)? Answer:  No.  …

Reaching Conviction by Trial and Error: Amending Grand Jury Indictments

Kansas Supreme Court finds Kan. Stat. Ann. § 22-3015 does not apply to amended indictments from a grand jury.

Manifest Necessity Required to Declare Jury Deadlocked

Author: Emily Otte, Executive Comments Editor State v. Kornelson, No. 118,091 (Kan. July 2, 2020) Issue: Whether the goading standard or the manifest necessity standard applies to a double jeopardy claim when the defendant does not object or …