Innocent Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Innocent, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Innocent?

Not guilt or lack of guilty. Person who is acting in good faith with knowlegde of wrong doing. Usually a defendant who appears in the court for the trial of a crime in which he.she is accused, pleas not guilty or innocent, in order to save oneself and buy time to prove his/her point.