Definitions for "Presumption of innocence"
Keywords:  innocent, doubt, guilty, proven, burden
Premise that a defendant is innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt; fundamental tenant of the adversarial system.
All persons are presumed innocent and may not be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact he/she has been arrested, confined, or indicted, or otherwise charged with the offense gives rise to no inference of guilt at trial.
Means that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty and the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, all elements of the crime charged.