Morgan Presumption Law and Legal Definition

Morgan Presumption is a presumption that shifts the burden of proof. It requires that the person against whom it operates to produce sufficient evidence to outweigh the evidence that supports the presumed fact. As in requiring a criminal defendant who was arrested while in possession of an illegal substance. It is thereby presumed to have knowingly possessed it. To produce sufficient evidence to entitle the jury need to find that the defendant's evidence outweighs the evidence of knowing possession.