Reasonable Doubt Definition


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.

Webster's New World Law

(law) A degree of uncertainty to which a reason can be assigned; in those jurisdictions influenced by English common law, the minimum degree of uncertainty required to acquit a defendant.


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reasonable doubt
reasonable doubts

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