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3.6.2 - Charge: Sole Evidence Direction

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When to use this charge

This charge may be used where there is a single piece of evidence relied on to prove one or more elements. This charge may be suitable where the prosecution case is entirely dependent on a confession or an identification.

You will remember my direction the prosecution must prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. In this case, the only evidence that [identify relevant elements or facts in issue] is the evidence that [describe relevant single piece of evidence, e.g., NOA confessed to NOW]. It follows that you cannot be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that [identify relevant elements or facts in issue] unless you are satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the evidence of [describe relevant single piece of evidence] is true and proves [identify relevant elements or facts in issue].

Last updated: 29 June 2015

See Also

3.6 - Circumstantial Evidence and Inferences

3.6.1 – Charge: Circumstantial Evidence and Inferences

3.6.3 - Recent Possession