Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Tennessee

Can a 19 be put in jail for being accused of statutory rape without proof?

Asked on 11/09/09, 6:59 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Sarah Grosse Sarah Grosse, Esquire

Sure. "Proof" should be "beyond a reasonable doubt" to a jury at trial. It's not like on TV, such as CSI, where they always get DNA evidence to connect a person to a crime.

You should retain a criminal defense attorney to help you.

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Answered on 11/15/09, 12:08 am

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