The person on trial is supposed to be presumed innocent.
There is an unfair advantage to the prosecution built into every trial. The state has the power and the might on its side. It comes with an assumption of honesty and integrity and fairness. An assumption is in every juror's and spectator's mind that we would not be here if smoke did not lead to a fire.
It is the assumption that every defense attorney has to overcome. The person on trial is supposed to be presumed innocent. But anybody who has ever stepped foot into a courtroom as a lawyer or defendant knows that presumed innocent is just one of the idealistic notions they teach in law school. There is seldom a doubt that when a trial starts the defendant is presumed guilty. The defense attorney has to find a way to either prove the client innocent or prove the prosecution guilty of malfeasance, ineptitude or corruption in its preparation of the case.
Paraphrased from the Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly.
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