DPP to Appeal 4 yrs 3 Months Sentence for Man Convicted Under Firearms Law | TVJ Midday News

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  1. The thing I look at is that the DPP brought the charges against the man. I would think that they knew the code sections when they filed the case with the court and prosecuted the case. Therefore, the judgement should stand, and the sentence should be as is.
    Now, yes, if th DPP felt the man could be prosecuted under the stricter section then that part should have been filed, or possibly both filed and the judge then choose which one is used for sentencing.
    But, it is like when a police officer stops you for being parked beside the road- they can let you go, they can write you for failing to obey a street sign or street markings, they can write you for other various laws as well, all with differing fines and based upon how you are dealing with them throughout their encounter with you. The judge can also decide that you are guilty of a stricter or more lenient act based on your actions in court or let you go with a warning. But, we should never be basing our actions on an individual upon media pundits and armchair quarterbacks, but upon the individual and their respect or disrespect for the authority of the government and the courts.
    Imagine, for instance the possession of a weapon after the legally registered owner dies. a relative could be charged for illegal possession even if they just keep it in a safe and never touch it.

    1. I think you do not know law the new legislation replaced the old. That old law doesn’t exist anymore. The judge should be removed from the bench. The law states the minimum and the judge could give more yet he choose to do something different. Clearly neither the judge don’t know law. The new is called an amendment the changes are applicable in all cases here on out regardless if you were charged under the old law. And let me say am not a lawyer but that just common sense!.

    2. @Mark Actually, the new code was just brought out after the trial started, number one. Number two, there are different parts of the weapons law and the person could have been charged any of four charges. Only one of those carries the fifteen year minimum, and that is NOT what the person was charged with, which even the head of the DPP admitted.

    3. @Brother Adam sorry my apologysπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Jamaica is truly not a place. So what the hell is the DDP appealing?. More and more am believing 80% of all government officials are morons just live to wast tax payers money. The only thing I heard was it’s a 14 minimum. Not that there are layers.

    4. @Mark the DPP is arguing that a clerical error caused the person to be given the wrong sentence and that the charge was written wrong, using the wrong code from the code section

    5. @Mark See, the government has been touting the new stricter gun laws but still left it so you could be charged with a lesser charge and thus the first person to be found guilty after Holness talked about tougher laws was charged under a lesser charge..

  2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ joker only in Jamaica πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it wasn’t a mistake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ he pay them off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Free vybz kartel it’s the same joker put him in prison by mistake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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