What is the test for overturning a jury verdict in a sexual assault case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Patton, 2d Crim. No. B260915 (Cal. App. 2016):

Ochoa (1993) 6 Cal.4th 1199, 1206.) In the end, "it is the jury, not the appellate court, which must be convinced of the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. [Citation.] . . . If the circumstances reasonably justify the jury's findings, the reviewing court may not reverse the judgment merely because it believes that the circumstances might also support a contrary finding. [Citations.]" (People v. Ceja (1993) 4 Cal.4th 1134, 1139.)

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