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Reasonable Doubt

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In criminal case, the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt is on the prosecution, and the accused can only be found guilty if it is shown he/she has committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. A reasonable doubt must be more than an imaginary doubt. It should be based on actual valid reason.
In contrast, in a civil case, the plaintiff has the burden of proving his case by preponderance of the evidence. The plaintiff wins if the preponderance of the evidence favors to him/her. So, in order to prove a civil case, a plaintiff must show enough evidence to convince the jury or the court that his/her claim is valid.
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