In the news today, Michael Vick has been ordered to show up in person to his trial on Virginia state charges connected to the dog-fighting ring he is currently in prison for. I have heard, generally, from sports analysts that it is unlikely Vick will serve additional jail time.
I’m not positive this question applies to this case, because I’m not entirely clear on the different charges, but how does this work? I don’t know if this would be covered by Double Jeopardy, but can you be tried by the Federal courts and the state courts for what is the same action?
What if it was a murder? I would guess issues of jurisdiction would come up there.