R. vs. B.A. – Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Sex Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt in this 5 day trial that involved numerous issues including the admissibility of hearsay statements, the reliability of witness statements, and whether there was an innocent explanation for the presence of our client’s DNA on the clothing of the complainant.
Result: Upon considering Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge found our client not guilty and dismissed both charges. Our client avoided a mandatory minimum one year jail sentence. No criminal record.