R v Julien (CO 53 of 2022) [2023] SCSC 467 (23 June 2023)

G. Dodin, Judge.

[1]       The convict has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 29.57 grams of Cannabis resin. At the time of commission of the offence, he was 19 years old and he is a first time offender. Learned counsel for the convict has stated in the mitigation that he has no propensity to commit such offences and by pleading guilty and showing remorse, has saved also the Court’s time and expenses of the trial. He is currently working with his father and he lives with his mother and moves the court for leniency.

[2]       I note that the convict is a very young person and he has all the time to mend his ways and be a good citizen of this country. So, I’m not going to impose a prison sentence on him. I Sentence him as follows;

(i) A fine of ten thousand Rupees (SCR 10,000.00). He can pay the fine within 6 months. He can pay by instalments. In default of not paying that fine, the Sentence of 6 months imprisonment would be put upon him.

(ii) I also Order that the sum of SCR850 in the possession of the Police is forfeited to the Republic.

[3]       He can appeal against the Sentence within 30 working days. 


Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port 23rd June 2023.




Dodin J


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