What is the test for insufficient evidence in a sexual assault case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Ibarra, D074167 (Cal. App. 2019):

When a conviction is challenged for insufficient evidence, "the relevant question is whether, after viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt." (Jackson v. Virginia (1979) 443 U.S. 307, 319.) Substantial evidence

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