Overcoming challengeEdmondson said he and his investigators expected claims of double jeopardy but are confident they can overcome the challenge. Double jeopardy prevents someone from being re-tried for allegations that have already been tried or dismissed under a plea bargain. Irven Box, an Oklahoma City defense attorney, said the issue is clear if it is the same victim and the incident happened at the same time as the incidents in which Earls previously pleaded no contest. "I think it would be no doubt a double-jeopardy issue,” he said. "And he could not be tried again.”
NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.