What is "beyond a reasonable doubt?"

Mr. Hoffman has successfully represented thousands of clients in his career as a criminal defense lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. This idea of "beyond a reasonable doubt" is referenced as legal vernacular among the masses, but is often misunderstood by many. "Beyond a reasonable doubt" is the standard that must be met in a criminal proceeding for an individual to be found guilty of a crime. This standard demands "clear and convincing proof" that the defendant has committed the crime that he/she is being accused of without any uncertainty. This standard is very different than the standard that must be met in civil cases, "preponderance of evidence". At the Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman, we make sure that your rights and freedom are held and respected to the highest degree. While the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, our defense will be convincing, professional, and aggressive.


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