Most people know that a criminal conviction can only be obtained if it is proven the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable amount. If a person is arrested, however, they might start to wonder what exactly that means. It’s important for a person to understand the level of evidence needed for a conviction and what their lawyer can do to try to avoid this.
What Constitutes Reasonable?
Reasonable simply means what the average person might believe. It might be reasonable to believe a person could be innocent if there is nothing that shows they were actually at the place where the crime was committed at the time the crime was committed. There is no hard rule as to what constitutes reasonable, but it should be something the average person might believe if they were to look at the entire case as laid out in court.
What Constitutes Doubt?
Doubt is just …