Reasonable Doubt Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Reasonable Doubt?

(n) Reasonable doubts refer to the benefit of doubt given to the defendant before making certain that the defendant is guilty of the crime. For a criminal charge a jury or judge must be convinced of the guilt done by the defendant before punishing him. Benefit of doubts always favor the accused.