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.
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