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Swanson v. State of Delaware, 564, 2007

Conviction for firearms and drug offenses is vacated on double-jeopardy grounds where there was no manifest necessity for a mistrial in defendant's first trial when a witness asserted her privilege against self-incrimination.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/16/2008
  • Published 09/16/2008


  • BERGER, Justice:


  • Supreme Court of Delaware


  • For Appellant:
  • Nicole M. Walker, Esquire (argued) and Bernard J. O'Donnell, Esquire, Office of Public Defender, Wilmington, DE, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gregory E. Smith, Esquire, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE, for Appellee.
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