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    Burden of proof. When it's needed, when it's not??

    I have seen some cases that had to be proven without a doubt. But I have seen cases where no proof at all existed and the person was still found guilty. When does the burden of proof exist and when is it not needed?
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    I'm thinking you'll do better to google it. Since you are asking law questions, anybody who answers is going to have to cite sources anyway.

    I think wikipedia is a grand place to start. Their legal articles are usually chock-full of cites, some of them even linked, making it relatively easy to track down legal sources.
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    Burden of proof. When it's needed, when it's not??

    One case where the burden of proof shifts to the defendant is when he says, essentially, "Yeah, I did what the State says I did, but it is not a crime because..." Then he must prove the because.

    That is probably a gross oversimplification, but I'll leave the details to a lawyer.


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