Preponderance. More likely than not. 51 vs. 49 percent.
No matter how you slice it, jurors don't get the concept of a lower burden of proof, and even if they did, they're still going to require you prove it "beyond a reasonable doubt" anyway.
So what's an attorney to do?
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