Presumption of innocence!
March 19, 2010 6:58am CST
THIS IS DEFINITION From the 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon; "The indictment or formal charge against any person is not evidence of guilt. Indeed, the person is presumed by the law to be innocent. The law does not require a person to prove his innocence or produce any evidence at all. The Government has the burden of proving a person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and if it fails to do so the person is (so far as the law is concerned) not guilty." How many times in your life you charged, or accused, shall be taken into account without the presumption of innocence? Throw a stone, unless you are sure, that stone can not be addressed for you too! What do you think of someone who just accused, pointed without thinking that maybe he is guilty? You can very easily hurt, people usually tend to quickly blame than to defend, or to think that maybe ... this is where the presumption of innocence! Presumption of innocence applies to everyday life, not only in court, is valid at any place, in every situation, even here, where more than two people, there will always accusing people without thinking before. What do you think the presumption of innocence, have you ever thought before accuse, or you would like others to use it before they blame you?
19 Mar 10
It definitely hurts to be accused of a wrongdoing you have not committed.I definitely will not blame others unless i see for myself the wrongdoing of others.The general presumption in law is its better to give the benefit of doubt to even a wrongdoer rather than convict a single innocent person.Mere blaming only shows the persons nature and is a kind of weakness of mind.As a young person we might blame others but later in life i haven't willfully accused others of wrongdoing.
• United States
19 Mar 10
Marianna, The majority of people will assume anyone who has ever been accused of a crime to be guilty. They'll often point out that where there's smoke, there's fire. That's one of the reasons there are so many people falsely accused, convicted and incarcerated. Many tend to revel in thinking the worst of everyone!