Distinction between Civil burden of proof and criminal burden of proof.

  • Burden of proof in civil cases is borne the plaintiff i.e. it is the onus of the plaintiff to prove his allegations.
  • The standard of proof is on a balance or preponderance of probabilities.
  • The burden of proof in criminal cases is borne the prosecution.
  • It is the duty of the prosecution to prove the accused guilty.
  • The standard of proof is beyond any reasonable doubt or shadow of doubt or shadow of doubt.
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