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inquisitorial procedure

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A system of criminal justice, in force in some European countries but not in England, in which the truth is revealed by an inquiry into the facts conducted by the judge. In this system it...

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not guilty

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1 A denial of the charges by an accused person in court. If there is more than one charge, the accused may plead guilty to some and not guilty to others.


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onus of proof

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The onus (or more accurately burden) of proof has two aspects.

(1) The legal burden of proof is on the prosecution (police in summary matters and the DPP in the ...


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