Every court of law has a burden of proof. This refers to proving specific
elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, in either side’s
favor. In some instances, the prosecution carries a burden of proof, which
means they will have to prove evidence which proves the defendant is guilty.
In other cases, the defense may bear the burden of proof and will have
to prove their innocence. The accused’s lawyers must raise reasonable
doubt about every fact the prosecution attempts to prove, hopefully creating
enough doubt about any point which may be crucial to a guilty verdict.
In doing so, the accused will have to be declared innocent and will not
face the consequences of a guilty charge.
An expungement case refers to a court-ordered process in which the legal
record of an arrest or criminal conviction is virtually deleted in the
eyes of the law. Doing so requires showing to the courts one has completely
changed his or her track in life and is now a contributing member of society.
An expungement allows a conviction to become sealed, in which case the
burden of proof can be either on the prosecution or the defendant.
Contact Our Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
At Stepniak & Park, we understand just how important it is to successfully
fight on your behalf in the event of any pending criminal charges. As
your Daytona Beach
criminal defense lawyers, we take the responsibility of shifting guilt away from you, so
as to ensure you are proven innocent in a court of law. We know just how
debilitating it can be to have your entire life overturned due to a guilty
conviction of a criminal charge, which is why we will work tirelessly
so you don’t have to suffer those consequences. Let us represent
you and take the responsibility off your shoulders, so you can rest easy
you are in capable and experienced hands.
To reach our firm and
contact a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (386) 868-4771.