The Burden of Proof in Criminal Law
When you've been accused of a crime, you are assumed to be "innocent until proven guilty." This assumption means that the burden of proof isn't yours (with a few exceptions); it's the state's burden. Not only must the state prove that you committed the crime, the state must prove so "beyond a reasonable doubt."
So how does the state prove that you are guilty of committing a crime? Prosecutors have many avenues to pursue. They'll conduct investigations, gather evidence, question witnesses, and create a compelling case against you. They'll also undermine your credibility and that of any witnesses on your side. Prosecutors are aggressive in building their cases against individuals accused of committing crimes.
Though the burden of proof is on the state, you can't afford to sit back and do nothing. You need a solid defense and a criminal lawyer who as skilled at defending defendants as the prosecutor is at prosecuting them. Contact our office immediately to ensure a solid defense.