Toronto Sun Guest Column: Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

Toronto Sun Guest Column: Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

In a Toronto Sun guest column, DPS partner and Toronto criminal lawyer Boris Bytensky writes, “It is not enough to show the complainants may be telling the truth, despite their inconsistencies and subsequent conduct — rather, the correct question to ask is reversed and framed as follows: Given the inconsistencies and conduct (and other factors), is it possible that the events did not occur as alleged? Mr. Ghomeshi does not need to prove that the complainants are lying or mistaken; he only needs to show that they “might be.” He loses the real trial only if the judge is sure that they are not.”

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https://www.torontosun.com/2016/02/07/reasonable-doubt-means-acquittal-in-ghomeshi-case
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I am one of the senior partners at Bytensky Shikhman, a criminal litigation firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In my 25+ year career, I have conducted numerous trials and appeals before all levels of Court in Ontario, defending just about every type of charge in our criminal law. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School and currently the Treasurer of the Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario. I am also an Adjunct Professor for Trial Advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and a regular lecturer and placement supervisor for Osgoode's Intensive Programme in Criminal Law.

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