Can the police charge someone else after the original defendant beats the case?
Question Details: I was charged with drug sales in someone else's apartment and am innocent. If I beat the case can the police charge the person who made the sale or the person who is on the lease?
Yes, they can. The outcome of your case may protect *you* from futher prosecution (e.g.under the "double jeopardy" doctrine) that the protection is personal to you; it does not protect any other person from facing charges for the offense. Obviously, there would have to be sufficient evidence against the other person(s) as to sustain the case.
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