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Is Proof by a preponderance of the evidence is the standard required to establish guilt in a criminal case?

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Wiki User
05/30/2009

No. "Proof by a preponderance of the evidence" (meaning: my argument can beat up your argument) is the standard for most civil trials. "Proof beyond a resonable doubt" (meaning: unless UFOs are real we gotcha) is the standard for most criminal trials.