Understanding Burden of Proof

If you are facing criminal charges, by law you are innocent until proven guilty in court. The burden of proving that you have committed a crime lies with your accuser, who must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help protect you from a conviction to a certain extent.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, an experienced Dallas criminal lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you defend yourself in court. Contact our offices at 214-845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.

What Counts as Proof?

In fictional novels and movies, it seems as if means, motive, and opportunity are enough for a conviction, but in actuality, proving that someone is guilty of a crime is a more complex. In fact, defendants can sometimes be acquitted despite having means, motive, and opportunity to commit a crime.

Criminal proceedings require the highest standard of proof, or proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This strict standard requires solid proof so that no other logical explanation could be pulled from the evidence presented. This is “burden of proof” is required in criminal proceeding in order to protect the innocent from unjust convictions.

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If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges, it is of the utmost importance that you get in touch with an attorney who knows the right way handle Dallas criminal defense. The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are ready to help you fight your criminal charge. Contact a Dallas criminal attorney from our legal team by calling 214-845-7007 today.