Providing Reasonable Doubt
Sufficient evidence must be provided in court before someone can be convicted a crime. The evidence must show, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a person is guilty of a specific crime. Any inconsistencies in evidence or doubt in the evidence’s legitimacy can be just cause for a “not-guilty” verdict.
If you or your loved one has been charged with a crime, it is important to have experienced defense representation by your side. A tenacious San Jose criminal defense attorney can examine the prosecution’s evidence and help show the jury that they should question the prosecution’s evidence due to inconsistencies or other problems. For more information, contact the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., at (408) 296-4100 to discuss your case.
What is Reasonable Doubt?
It is the prosecution’s responsibility to supply the evidence needed to show a crime occurred “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In order to convict someone of a crime, a jury or judge must decide that a “reasonable person” would not question a person’s guilt.
Oppositely, if any questions remain regarding the case set forth by the prosecution, or if a “reasonable person” is still unconvinced, the defendant cannot be convicted at that time. Therefore, it is important for the defense to instill doubt into the judge or jury about the case. If a “reasonable person” feels that the evidence is questionable, the accused may be released.
When you are arrested for a crime, you still deserve the right to a fair trial. Because you remain innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt, it is imperative to speak with an experienced San Jose criminal defense lawyer immediately. Contact the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100 to learn more about your rights.