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What’s the burden of proof in a criminal trial?

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caption Weighing evidence in a criminal trial.
Cynthia d'Entremont

In a criminal trial in Nova Scotia, the accused is innocent until proven guilty. The Crown’s evidence must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or the accused will be found not guilty.

Here is an illustration of how evidence can tip the scale in a criminal trial.

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