Innocent Until Proven Guilty

What Does That Actually Mean?

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“Innocent until proven guilty” is seen as one of the cornerstones of our democratic system. But what does that phrase actually mean and in what context does it apply?

“A principle that requires the government to prove the guilt of a criminal defendant and relieves the defendant of any burden to prove his or her innocence.

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