PLEADINGS BY DEFENDANT
19-1718. What is a former acquittal. Whenever the defendant is acquitted on the merits he is acquitted of the same offense, notwithstanding any defect in form or substance in the indictment on which the trial was had.
[I.C., sec. 19-1718 as added by 1972, ch. 336, sec. 7, p. 987.]