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Old 12th Apr 2018, 15:00
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roving
 
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Originally Posted by gr4techie View Post
It's actually the prosecution must prove guilty beyond all doubt.
Even if there's 0.01% doubt then the accused must be acquitted.
All of the burden of proof is on the prosecution, the defence is innocent by default and it's perfectly acceptable for them to remain silent, their silence can't be interpreted as guilt.
A Judge once said to us that our [criminal] law is happy for criminals to slip through the net rather than send one innocent man to prison.
In my 30 years at the Bar I never heard of the 0.01% test.

The test is as I set out.
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