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Probative vs Prejudicial

The Probative vs Prejudicial nature of any piece of evidence is an issue that arises in almost every criminal trial in Ontario. For a trier-of-fact (either a Judge or members of a Jury) to consider any piece of evidence it must be material and relevant or it is...

What is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (RBD)?

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt (RBD) is the standard for convictions in a criminal trial. A court cannot find a person guilty unless the evidence satisfies this standard. But what exactly constitutes beyond a reasonable doubt? Reasonable Doubt Definition Reasonable...