N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 70.20
Standards of proof for conviction

No conviction of an offense by verdict is valid unless based upon trial evidence which is legally sufficient and which establishes beyond a reasonable doubt every element of such offense and the defendant’s commission thereof.

Source: Section 70.20 — Standards of proof for conviction, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/70.­20 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

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