I pull back the curtain on the Presumption of Innocence. A defendant in a criminal case is presumed innocent unless and until the prosecution proves his guilt in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.
I discuss the law applying to the presumption, why the court is required to instruct the jury on it, as well as the origin of the concept and the ways it is sometimes eroded in courtrooms across the country. I also answer the question about why it is necessary to apply the presumption of innocence even in cases where the guilt of the accused might seem patently obvious.
TRIAL LAWYER MENTOR Quick Tip:
I offer tips for making your point in any persuasive presentation with the use of analogy and why its so important for the analogy to be dead-on to the point you are making as well as topical to your audience.
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