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Legal Concepts at Trial

Posted on:9/12/2012
There are certain basic legal concepts which are central to the ways DUI trials are conducted. These concepts require the prosecution to prove guilt and ensure defendants' protection against self-incrimination.


 

There are certain basic legal concepts which are central to the ways DUI trials are conducted. These concepts require the prosecution to prove guilt and ensure defendants' protection against self-incrimination.

 

All defendants are entitled to the presumption of innocence. That is, defendants do not have to prove that they are innocent; rather, the prosecutor must prove that they are guilty. Another key legal concept is the burden of proof. The burden of proof is on the state, which means that the prosecutor must come forward with evidence that proves defendants are guilty.

 

Most lawsuits are tried using a standard called a preponderance of evidence. This standard requires that one side of the lawsuit must probably be right—sort of a 51% requirement. A higher standard, clear and convincing evidence, is used in some lawsuits.

 

The highest standard, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, is reserved for criminal cases. It applies to all criminal cases from the least serious traffic offense to the most heinous violent act. A DUI case is a criminal case.

 

Defendants have an absolute right not to testify in a criminal case. Whether or not to testify is a personal choice that defendants must make after consulting with their lawyers. Defendants who choose to testify, like any other witnesses, are subject to cross-examination.


  
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