reasonable probability

Definition of "reasonable probability"
  1. A likelihood sufficient to diminish confidence in the outcome of a process, often due to professional errors by the defense counsel or withholding of evidence that could clear a defendant by the prosecution
How to use "reasonable probability" in a sentence
  1. Given the significant errors committed by the defense, the court determined there was a reasonable probability that the verdict could have been different.
  2. The withholding of crucial evidence by the prosecution resulted in a reasonable probability that the trial's outcome could have been different.
  3. The finding of a reasonable probability is necessary to question the integrity of the outcome given the presence of errors or nondisclosures.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z