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Bibliography: Background Information
A website that shows all the necessary information about and for criminal law. Criminal law again is almost the same as civil law, punishment towards a certain criminal or convict that committed either a felony or a misdemeanor. Punishments are different between the two. For examle, felonies are set for a year or more in jail and a misdemeanor is a sentence of less than a year.
According to this source, In criminal litigation, the state must prove that the defendant satisfied each element of the statutory definition of the crime, and the defendant's participation, "beyond a reasonable doubt." It is difficult to put a valid numerical value on the probability that a guilty person really committed the crime, but legal authorities who do assign a numerical value generally say "at least 98% or 99%" certainty of guilt.
A factor that everyone forgets about in court is that, you must PROVE that someone is guilty and/or innocent. The only evidence that you can present to a judge or a jury is, "Evidence that can be proven within the walls of the courtroom." All other evidence is just word of mouth, me vs. you. It proves nothing unless you have solid evidence.