Legal Question in Criminal Law in New York

i am being accused of grand larceny in the 4th, can i be found guilty if there is no proof or whitnesses, just a couple people and their heresay? the accusers have criminal records and i have no criminal history-only traffic offenses. Doesnt the state need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt with evidence or cann i be convicted just by some ones word over mine?

Asked on 3/29/13, 1:23 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Arkady Bukh Bukh Law Firm, P.C.

If you charged with a crime, the burden of proof for the prosecution at trial is "beyond a reasonable doubt". They have to use viable evidence that the judge allows to meet that burden.

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Answered on 3/31/13, 1:51 pm

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