R v Isaac (CO 25/2015)  SCSC 306 (10 May 2016);
Criminal Side: 25/2015
 SCSC 306
Counsel: Mrs Lansinglu, Assistant Principal State Counsel for the Republic
Mr Gabriel for the accused
Delivered: 10 May 2016
- I have heard counsel in mitigation. The Convict is 34 years old. He is a first offender and a father of five minor children. He is gainfully employed and he has pleaded guilty and of course he has saved the Court’s time and expenses for the trial. He has shown remorse. The amount of drugs involved is not a big amount and counsel has moved the Court not to impose a sentence of imprisonment in this case.
- I have considered all these mitigating factors particularly that the amount of drug is not on the high side being 41.1 grams of a Class B drug and the convict is a first offender. I will not impose a sentence of imprisonment. I shall impose a fine of SR30, 000 to be paid within 6 months of today. Drug offences whether it’s small amount or big amount its still very serious offence.
- You have 6 month to pay the SR30,000 if you do not complete payment by the sixth month a default sentence of 18 months imprisonment will be imposed.
- You can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 10 May 2016
Judge of the Supreme Court