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The 5th Amendment guarantees that defendants can't face 'double jeopardy,' which means the government can't prosecute a person a second time for the same crime if the jury returns a verdict. Only if the jury doesn't reach a decision can prosecutors elect to retry the case.






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Robert Shapiro
Robert Shapiro
  • Born: September 2, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Attorney, Entrepreneur

Robert Leslie Shapiro is an American civil litigator, co-founder of, and senior partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP. He is most recognized for being part of the Dream Team that successfully defended O. J. Simpson in 1995, from the charges that he murdered his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in 1994. Shortly after the O. J. Simpson murder case, he steered his practice away from criminal defense toward civil litigation. He also cofounded LegalZoom and and appears in their television commercials.

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