Right of Way
Not being sure of a criminal defendant’s guilt to a moral certainty. thus, a juror (or judge sitting without a jury) must be convinced of guilt of a crime (or the degree of crime, as murder instead of manslaughter) “beyond a reasonable doubt,” and the jury will be told so by the judge in the jury instructions. however, it is a subjective test since each juror will have to decide if his/her doubt is reasonable. it is more difficult to convict under that test, than “preponderance of the evidence” to decide for the plaintiff (party bringing the suit) in a civil (non-criminal) trial.