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Evidence Code - EVID

DIVISION 5. BURDEN OF PROOF; BURDEN OF PRODUCING EVIDENCE; PRESUMPTIONS AND INFERENCES [500 - 670]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

CHAPTER 1. Burden of Proof [500 - 524]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

ARTICLE 1. General [500 - 502]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

500.
  

Except as otherwise provided by law, a party has the burden of proof as to each fact the existence or nonexistence of which is essential to the claim for relief or defense that he is asserting.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

501.
  

Insofar as any statute, except Section 522, assigns the burden of proof in a criminal action, such statute is subject to Penal Code Section 1096.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

502.
  

The court on all proper occasions shall instruct the jury as to which party bears the burden of proof on each issue and as to whether that burden requires that a party raise a reasonable doubt concerning the existence or nonexistence of a fact or that he establish the existence or nonexistence of a fact by a preponderance of the evidence, by clear and convincing proof, or by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

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