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Can a prosecutor hold back charges so they can try again?

Assume I was alleged to have been involved in a bank robbery gone wrong - guns were fired, people were killed and injured, some robbers were arrested at the scene, some escaped etc. Obviously, there ...
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Is a police chief charging me again for same cause of action previously dismissed selective prosecution? [closed]

I live in a smal TX town (<850 people), with one policeman and a chief overseen by mayor and town council, where there is a 250ft rule for no livestock within city limits & an exemption noted ...
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Does res judicata prevent you from filing separate claims for different causes of action with overlapping facts?

(UK law, small claims.) This is a follow-on question to one I asked earlier. Splitting a claim into several small claims A reply to my question stated: You can only sue once on the same facts on the ...
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Will res judicata kill Bob's case before its advent?

Bob, an unsuspecting auto buyer of the State of California, purchases a new motor vehicle with a balance on its new car warranty ("Cab"). Rob is the previous buyer also within the State of ...