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What Is the Burden of Proof in Federal Criminal Cases?

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt The burden of proof in a federal criminal trial is founded in the Due Process Clause of Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”  In 1970, the United States Supreme Court expounded upon…

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What Happens In A Federal Criminal Case?

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney Direct: (214) 469-9009 The attorneys of Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP are handling federal cases on behalf of their clients in courts across the country. Among the distinct qualifications of the attorneys of Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is the combination of former service for the Department of Justice and…

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What Is the Burden of Proof in a Criminal Case?

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In a criminal case, the burden of proof always rests with the government. This means that in order to convict someone of a crime, it is necessary that the government prove that the accused committed each and every element of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If the government fails to prove just one…

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