Question of Fact

Definition - What does Question of Fact mean?

A question of fact is a question that arises within a court case that is based on the determination of whether or not something is true rather than if something is legal.

A question of fact can be determined by a jury or a judge, and is not determined until evidence is put forward by both sides of the case to put the question in proper context. This is the basis of any criminal law related to a not-guilty plea.

Justipedia explains Question of Fact

The question of fact is central to court cases and is the reason why due process exists. There are times that a person is blamed for something that they did not do, so there must be scope in law to determine the veracity of any claim. This is done through proving the merits of the question of fact.

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