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  • Not guilty simply means there is not enough evidence to prove *beyond a reasonable doubt* that someone is guilty. Innocent means that someone is simply...innocent, they didn't do it.
  • Because innocent means you did absolutely nothing. Not guilty may mean that you aren't guilty of the specific crime you are being charged with, but you may not be innocent.
  • It would depend on the charges.
  • G'day O-uknow, Thank you for your question. Not guilty means that the prosecution was not able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Innocent according to my Collins Dictionary means blameless in this context. For example, Michael Jackson was found not guilty in his child molestation case because the prosecution was not able to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. Most people would not say he was blameless. I have attached sources for your reference. Regards Collins Dictionary page 811 Wikipedia Acquittal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquittal Answers.com Guilty http://www.answers.com/not+guilty&r=67?nr=1&lsc=true Answers.com Innocent http://www.answers.com/topic/innocent?nr=1&lsc=true&cat=health

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