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Burden of Proof In A Criminal Trial
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In a criminal trial, before a verdict of guilty can be returned, the prosecutor must present evidence that convinces the jury hearing the case (or the judge, in a court - bench trial) that an accused defendant is guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." Although this standard seems to be a difficult one to meet, in fact, juries regularly reach guilty verdicts in criminal cases. This means that although in the eyes of the law, we are all innocent until proven guilty, the reality is that an accused person is often assumed guilty, and often needs to prove his innocence to a jury in order to avoid a mistaken conviction. It usually requires an experienced, aggressive and previously successful criminal defense attorney to do this for you.

"At Van Wagner & Wood, we believe that we meet that standard,"
Attorney Chris Van Wagner & Attorney Tracey Wood.

Contact Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, if you have been arrested, if you have been charged with a criminal offense, or if you were previously convicted of a crime and believe your conviction or sentence were wrong, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood for a free initial consultation.