Toledo Personal Injury Attorney Explains the different burdens of proof
The fact that someone can be found not guilty of a criminal violation, but liable in a civil matter is confusing and often counterintuitive. However, there is a good reason for this. The reason relates to the different burdens of proof between civil and criminal matters. In criminal matters, the standard of proof is a strict beyond a reasonable doubt standard. In civil matters, such as personal injury claims, the burden is a lesser standard of a preponderance of the evidence.
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