What is the presumption of innocence in the context of a Connecticut criminal prosecution or investigation?

The presumption of innocence is a rule of constitutional law under both the United States and Connecticut constitutions. It says that anyone accused of a crime must be presumed innocent unless and until the government proves that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Please note that we say unless and until and not just until the government proves the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. We believe saying unless and until is a more accurate statement because just saying until almost implies that it will happen.