reasonable doubt


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reasonable doubt,

n a standard of proof in court proceedings in which the prosecution must convince those in court that the accused is more than likely guilty of the offense with which he is charged.

Patient discussion about reasonable doubt

Q. I doubt the only reason could be that she is diabetic ….. What may be the other reasons? My sweet wife is in her 1st trimester and the doctor has described it as a very high risk pregnancy, I don’t understand why it is being called a high risk pregnancy…I doubt the only reason could be that she is diabetic ….. What may be the other reasons?

A. Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include:

- Young or old maternal age
- Being overweight or underweight
- Having had problems in previous pregnancies
- Pre-existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, anemia, diabetes, or HIV

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It appears to be established, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he was killed (while he was asleep, or immediately on his waking) by being smothered with a pillow from his bed-- that the persons guilty of murdering him are the three Indians-- and that the object contemplated (and achieved) by the crime, was to obtain possession of the diamond, called the Moonstone.
It is idle to dispute the general positions of criticism, and there is no useful gainsaying its judgment that French literature is a major literature and Italian a minor literature in this century; but whether this verdict will stand for all time, there may be a reasonable doubt.
Even though the Pervaise confession had never come to light, no reasonable doubt could obtain; for the act in question, that sent fifty-two Congressmen to prison, was on a par with countless other acts committed by the oligarchs, and, before them, by the capitalists.
I have heard to-night similar, but even more offensive, sentiments from the person who has just sat down, and though it is a conscious effort of self-effacement to come down to that person's mental level, I will endeavor to do so, in order to allay any reasonable doubt which could possibly exist in the minds of anyone.
Many years before, the American battleship Maine had been blown up in the harbour of Havana, and war with Spain had immediately followed--though there has always existed a reasonable doubt as to whether the explosion was due to conspiracy or accident.
Dingall, the Treddleston grocer, was giving for butter, and the reasonable doubts that might be held as to his solvency, notwithstanding that Mrs.
The Secretary of State said the improvements to the Bill put beyond any reasonable doubt, for any reasonable person that the Government has delivered the cross-party Smith agreement.
According to its provisions, security forces will be able to use protective measures such as arrest, custody, detention and search and seizure based on reasonable doubt instead of strong doubt.
Ministers want to limit compensation to only those people who can prove beyond reasonable doubt that they "did not commit" the crime they were convicted of.
Disciplinary proceedings against the party's former chief executive were dropped after a QC concluded there was a less than 50% chance the allegations could be proved beyond reasonable doubt, although there was broadly credible evidence of "behaviour which violated the personal space and autonomy of the complainants".
The Florida Supreme Court has often decided, however, that once a defendant meets the burden of production on an affirmative defense, the burden of persuasion is on the State to disprove the affirmative defense beyond a reasonable doubt (e.
They'd need proof beyond reasonable doubt that the force applied was applied intentionally.