SaveTweetIn order for a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.
Here you can discover common types of evidence the prosecution will use to prove guilt of an individual. Plus, get a better understanding of the defenses that the defendant's counsel will present to prove innocence or to lower possible punishment.
Criminal evidence is often considered direct or circumstantial. Direct evidence demonstrates proof beyond a reasonable doubt that an individual committed a crime, while circumstantial is based on... more
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A witness in a criminal case is someone who testifies at a court hearing because they observed and/or have direct knowledge of a crime or significant event. They help lawyers verify versions of the... more
In order for a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.
At trial, a defendant, along with his or her counsel or... more
In my career I have noticed a great deal of confusion between what it means to be legally "insane" and what it means to be "mentally ill". Most of the confusion seems to stem from how pop culture and... more