presumption of innocence

Definition of "presumption of innocence"
  1. A fundamental principle in U.S. criminal law stating a defendant is considered innocent until the prosecution proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
How to use "presumption of innocence" in a sentence
  1. The jury was reminded of the presumption of innocence before the trial started.
  2. Under the banner of presumption of innocence, every defendant has the right to a fair trial.
  3. Regardless of personal opinions on the case, the presumption of innocence must be upheld until a legal conviction is made.

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