The Law Office of Jennifer Marshall, Esq

Burden of Proof in New Jersey Criminal Cases

When you are charged with a criminal offense in New Jersey, the State (Prosecutor) must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  This means the State must prove the acts that made up the offense and sometimes the state of mind accused.

The State proves a crime by presenting evidence.  As a defense attorney it is my responsibility to make sure the State does not try and present illegally obtained evidence.  It is also my job to try and show the State cannot prove it’s case beyond a reasonable doubt.

At trial it is vital to have an experienced attorney who can attack the States case and show a jury that the State has not and cannot reach it’s burden of proof.  At our office we do just that for our clients.  We represent clients throughout New Jersey. Call the Law Office of Jennifer Marshall today for your initial consultation.