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What Does the Term “Burden of Proof” Mean?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 24, 2021

What does “burden of proof” mean in a criminal case? In order for a guilty verdict to arise, prosecutors must prove the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is called the “burden of proof”.

If you hope to avoid a conviction, it is crucial to obtain experienced legal counsel. A seasoned criminal defense attorney can effectively challenge the prosecution’s case against you. Successful defense strategies could spell out the difference between freedom and life-changing consequences.

Definition of Burden of Proof

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