Doubt Law and Legal Definition

Doubt is the state of being uncertain about something, especially a fact, arising after considering and comparing the entire evidence. Judges are presumed not to have any doubt on a question of law. Therefore, a judge cannot evade from announcing a judgment due to a doubt on a question of law.

In civil cases, doubt operates against a person who has the burden of proof and fails to prove so. Whereas, in criminal cases, if a reasonable doubt exists regarding the guilt of the accused, then such doubt operates in favor of the accused.