CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY AFTER THREE WEEK JURY TRIAL

Mr. C was accused of sexually assaulting the complainant while she was in such an intoxicated state that she could not possibly consent.  The jury heard a lot of damaging evidence against Mr. C.  For instance, he had lied to the police several times, including denying that he had ever touched the complainant.  The DNA evidence led by the Crown proved otherwise.  Pages of text messages between himself and the complainant, which could have easily been construed as him admitting that he knew the complainant was incapacitated were also admitted into evidence. 

Despite these bad facts, Ms. Bristow called Mr. C to testify about what actually happened that night.  He had to explain that the complainant vomited in the car on the way to his house, that she had fallen getting out of the car and in his bathroom.  He even had to own up to being a cheater, as his girlfriend was sleeping in the same bed where the sexual assault allegedly occurred. 

After a full day of deliberations, the jury came back with a unanimous verdict of not guilty. 

Mr. C was facing 4-5 years in the penitentiary but was able to go home a free man, putting a three-year ordeal behind him. 

Lisa Bristow can be contacted at (416) 598-5741 or Bristow@criminaltriallawyers.ca

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