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Innocent

Absent guilt; acting in Good Faith with no knowledge of defects, objections, or inculpative circumstances.

A person accused of and prosecuted for the commission of a crime is presumed innocent until proved guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.

innocent

adj. without guilt (not guilty). Usually the plea which an accused criminal defendant gives to the court at the time of his/her first appearance (or after a continued appearance). Such pleas often disturb the public in cases in which guilt seems obvious from the start. However, everyone is entitled to a fair trial, and the innocent plea gives defense lawyers an opportunity to investigate, find extenuating circumstances, develop reasons punishment should be lenient, bargain with the District Attorney, and let the memories of witnesses fade. (See: plea, plea bargain, arraignment)

innocent

adjective blameless, culpa vacuus, free from guilt, guiltless, innocens, insons, sinless, unoffending, upright, virtuous, without harm, without offense
Associated concepts: innocent holder for value, innocent misrepresentation, innocent mistake, innocent purchaser, innocent third party, innocent trespass
Foreign phrases: Minatur innocentibus qui parcit nocennibus.He who spares the guilty threatens those who are innocent.
See also: blameless, clean, harmless, honest, inculpable, inexperienced, infant, ingenuous, innocuous, irreprehensible, moral, naive, nontoxic, not guilty, pardonable, pure, sincere, unaffected, unblemished, unimpeachable, unsuspecting
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As such, the police made some innocent persons scapegoat and challaned them.
Since that time, Innocent has exhibited extraordinary resilience, pushing through these and many other challenges, ultimately securing a position which has allowed him to come to the aid of countless children in Uganda facing much of the same hardship.
In order to support such innocent children who are victims of aggression the UN decided to memorialize June 4th every year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression in 1983.
The secret detention cell hidden behind a book shelf found by a team from the Commission on Human Rights in a surprise visit at a Tondo police station last March-where 12 detainees ate, slept, and defecated in a small, windowless, and dingy space-is an illustrative example of how detainees who are presumed innocent under our Constitution are treated like
From schools to hospitals and mosques to Dargahs, terrorists are hitting at every innocent target and killing the people like hunters do to birds', he said in a statement issued here on Saturday.
But unfortunately, the media only focused on my arrest and exaggerated the whole incident, and completely ignored the fact that I was released shortly after being found innocent.
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We have always been taking this issue up of hundreds of innocent people; especially the minorities have been languishing in the jail.
Francis set a high standard for poverty and simplicity of life, but Innocent, although with very different responsibilities, shared those values.
Jan "The Iraqi law did not address the rights of the innocent, who is arrested and detained and then, after a year or two, shows that he is innocent," noting "The House of Representatives must initiate such a law so that the innocent people can be compensated or give the innocent the right to bring a lawsuit against the devices, which arrested him.
Traditionally, when property was jointly owned, the innocent spouse would be out of luck because of the typical policy language barring coverage for fire damage because of the intentional act of a co-insured.