CASE LAW - R v Soriano

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMr. Soriano was convicted of speeding and fined $138 on April 6, 2010. He subsequently appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court of BC claiming that the verdict was unreasonable because he was not exceeding the speed limit. There was a miscarriage of justice because his hearing was not fair. The Justice showed an attitude toward him that offended and intimidated him.

The job of Madam Justice Ross was to assess whether the trial court has properly directed itself to the evidence, and whether there was evidence to support the findings made by the trial judge. It was not to make a reassessment of the evidence and substitute her findings for those of the trial judge.

An examination of the original trial transcript did not support Mr. Soriano's claim and the appeal was dismissed.


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