Presumption of Law Law and Legal Definition

Presumption of law means a legal presumption that a court is required to arrive at if certain facts are established and no contradictory evidence is produced. A presumption of law establishes a certainty. It is a uniform, constant rule, with conditions fixed and unvarying. The policy of the law attaches a presumption of law to all men generally. By presumption of law, a criminal defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It is also called as legal presumption, artificial presumption, praesumptio juris