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Conviction for Ammunition & Gun is Double Jeopardy (access required)

A convicted felon who sold a loaded pistol to another convicted felon acting as a police informant cannot be convicted of possession of the ammunition in the gun after his conviction for possession of the gun; convicting defendant for the ammunition possession would violate the prohibition against double jeopardy, says a Martinsville Circuit Court. Ambiguous statute The statute ...