Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 5 months ago

If the police find 0 evidence related to the crime does that mean your innocent?

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  • J
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    Actually innocence or guilt has nothing to do with prosecution. In order to get a conviction, they need to prove you committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. They need evidence for that. Just because they found no evidence doesn’t make you innocent. They can always keep looking for more evidence. The only way you can be proven innocent is if they take you to trial and you are found not guilty by a judge or jury. And that still doesn’t mean you’re innocent. It just means they couldn’t prove it. But once you have been tried for a crime, double jeopardy applies. You can’t be tried for the same crime twice if there was a unanimous verdict.

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    No that just means that they can't find any evidence.  There's a reason why the verdict in a trial is either guilty, or not guilty.  Not guilty doesn't mean that you're innocent, only that the state couldn't prove guilt.  

  • 4 months ago

    No, but it does mean the police are going to manufacture evidence.

  • 4 months ago

    You're, not your.

    Lack of evidence doesn't mean you didn't do it. It only means they can't prove you did.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It's up to the prosecutor where or not to take to trial.

  • 5 months ago

    No, it might just mean that you committed the crime without leaving any evidence. Innocent in the eyes of the law is not the same as innocent in the eyes of God.

  • 5 months ago

    No, it just means that you don't get punished -- yet. But they might find evidence later.

  • 5 months ago

    The police do not determine guilt or innocence . That is all determined by the DA , and the Courts .

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No. It just means you can not be found guilty. 

  • 5 months ago

    Not necessarily. It could mean you are good at hiding evidence.

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