If a person lives in a country where citizens are innocent until proven guilty, do they commit a sin only when they are officially found guilty or at the moment the potentially criminal activity occurs?
In a country like the USA, the concept of innocent until proven guilty is an integral part of the justice system, and if people were jailed for every crime they commit according to the letter of the law, practically everyone would be in jail. Even the US government knows that completely following every law on the books is practically impossible, it would seem unfair if even these minor crimes constituted a sin.
There are certain situations where a person is in a legal grey area, is such a situation, it seems that such an action could not be counted as a sin, at least until he is found guilty in court.
I am a Ben Noah considering how this applies to our obligation of dinim after reading a citation in my curriculum "When the Noahides were commanded in dinim, they were obligated to create a legal order... The judges must draw up rules of equity that shall be appropriate for their country and for the customs in which such things are handled... Whatever is established as law in this way is the law and carries biblical authority. Anyone who breaks this [established] law violates the Torah." (Rabbi Yaakov of Anatol in his Malmud, cited in Margolios HaYam, 56b:9, according to my curriculum, [Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim Noachide Laws]), however I feel its a relevant question regarding Jews aswell, I hope my question is clear, Thank you for your time.