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WHAT A SHAME

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Clyde Williams · 14 followers

5 hours ago via mobile ·

  • I weep for us, Jamaicans. So the police arrest and charge a man (family man, with 4 children under 18, youngest 10) for smoking ganja, possession of ganja and dealing in ganja. Client had less than 3 ounces. This was on Wednesday, the police deny station bail and keep him in lock-up until this morning. He pleads guilty on 2 charges (possession and smoking) and is fined a total of $3,300.00 or time in prison if fine is not paid. We plead not guilty on dealing. It gets worst, the law, s.22(7)(e) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, provides that once you have more than 8 ounces then there is a rebuttable presumption that you are dealing. Turns out man had 3 ounces, so an element of the offence was not made out. When brought to the Magistrate’s attention and that we would then not plead guilty, she promptly caused us to know that my client would remain in custody until first week in July as no bail would be granted. when I weighed everything and discussed with client we pleaded guilty. Guess what was the fine, $600.00 dollars, yes $600.00. I weep for us.

3 Responses to WHAT A SHAME

  • Quiet Storm says:

    Some ppl juss waan chubb out dem chess like peacock/hen an flap dem wings fi prove to doze who dem deem beneath dem, sey is dem run tings……

    Trying to prove a point and end up looking like the ass(es) they are. I weep for us as well.

    Good Morning one and all

  • Ms.B says:

    This client could go home with a lot of $$$$$$. It’s a presumption y the lawyer uh provide evidence to show otherwise ? If he did and dem still hold the man it must be dieting else and if teh law says 8 and hi. Have tree then no Sah ! Everything here says against rule of law ! So must something else not being said. Judge only declare the law and the law seh dis dem can’t do otherwise and bail cannot be denied unless there are aggregating circumstances . Don’t know enuff abt Jamiacan law but tink dem can’t keep them more than 48hrs-this man must be a terrorist fi dem seh no bail until July and even terrorist dem can’t keep so long
    Maybe the dem want to give the man sme money!

  • sweet says:

    THE JAMAICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A JOKE, THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM LETTING MURDERER’S AND RAPIST OUT ON BAIL. BUT FI LIKKLE GANGA. SMDH. BUT WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED. LOOK ON THE MAN WHEY THEM LOST IN THE SYSTEM FOR 12 YRS NO CHARGES, JUST HAVE HIM LANGUISHING AWAY OVER A VAGRANCY CHARGE.

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