Reverse onus

Filed Under: Criminal Law; Evidence

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


A statutory provision requiring that the accused be responsible for providing evidence on some relevant point, either to raise a doubt about whether the point is true or to show on balance of prob­abilities that it is not true.


The situation that exists at a bail hearing when an accused person must justify why she should be released from custody.

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