reasonable doubt - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
The amount of doubt that would cause one to believe that the defendant might not actually be guilty of the charged offense(s). “Beyond a reasonable doubt” is the amount of certainty that a juror must have in order to find a criminal defendant guilty as charged. See also moral certainty and preponderance of the evidence.
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