I know it's a rather boring thing to believe, particularly when you read a lot of the newspapers nowadays, but I still hold onto that most basic tenet on which our judicial system is built - that you are innocent until proven guilty.
It is a particularly apt moment to re-consider this in light of two high-profile cases this week. People who frequent sites like criminaljustice.net may have a special interest in these cases.
It will mean a minor Cabinet reshuffle which will we are told likely bring Ed Davey MP into the Cabinet. He will have a tough task as Chris Huhne proved to be an effective Cabinet Member on Climate Change. Huhne's future now of course depends on that court case. The course of British Justice will take its course and we will have to take it from there. In the meantime, he remains the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh.
The case of England's football captain is a slightly different matter. He too will face his day in court in July having pleaded not guilty to charges of racism against Anton Ferdinand.
Well, he is of course innocent until proven guilty as I say and I therefore see no reason why he should be excluded from the English team. If Fabio Capello believes him to be central to the English set-up, then he should go to the finals.
But should he remain as the England Captain? I have to say no. Considering his previous history having been stripped of the English Captaincy after his affair with the wife of a colleague, his position was precarious. As the moral leader of his nation's footballing hopes, it was not appropriate that he hold that position at this time. It is therefore in mind to the FA's rare credit that they have this morning formally announced that Terry will not captain the team going into the summer.
The difference here is that Huhne rightly fell on his sword whilst Terry failed to make the same call and found the decision made for him.
Time will tell how the judicial system will treat them both in the months to come but it would seem to me at this moment that the one has dealt with the situation in such trying circumstances with more dignity than the other.