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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:54 PM

22. In an affirmative defense you are admitting

that you committed act in question. There is no issue of presumption of innocence. The only thing in question is whether you can legally justify having done so. Self defense is one of those examples of an affirmative defense (insanity is another). Since you have already admitted the act it's your burden to convince a jury that you were justified in doing so.

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LineLineLineLineNew Reply In an affirmative defense you are admitting
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