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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
United States v. Goodwin
Citation:457 U.S. 368 (1982)
Goodwin (Defendant) was charged with various misdemeanor offenses including assault after eluding a police officer in a high-speed chase. Goodwin initiated plea negotiations with the prosecutor, but later decided he did not wish to plead guilty and wanted to proceed to trial. Then, the prosecutor obtained a new indictment charging Goodwin with an additional felony count. The jury then convicted Goodwin on the felony count and on one misdemeanor count. Goodwin moved to set aside the verdict on the ground of prosecutorial vindictiveness, and the district court denied the motion.
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