R v Jeannevole (CO 78/2015 ) [2016] SCSC 629 (05 September 2016);

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 78/2015

 

       [2016] SCSC 629

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

 

NORRIS  LAWRENCE JEANNEVOLE

 

Accused

 

 

 

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                      Mr. Kumar,  for the Republic

 

                                    Mr. Gabriel for the Accused

 

                                         

 

Delivered:                   5 September 2016

SENTENCE

 

 

Dodin J

 

[1]               I have heard counsel in mitigation.  The Convict is a first offender.  He is 25 years old.  He is in casual employment earning around SR6,000 a month.  He has no dependents, he has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses.  He is remorseful and has admitted to the charge and as counsel has noted the amount of drug is on the low side, only 65.1 grams of a Class B Drug, therefore does not consist of any aggravating factors. On the other issues I do not see any other aggravating factors that would require a sentence of imprisonment.

[2]               I would therefore impose a fine of SR15,000 on the Convict to be paid within 6 months of today.  He can pay by instalment.  If he does not complete payment within 6 months the case will be recalled and he would be subjected to a default sentence of imprisonment.

[3]               The Convict can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.

 

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 5 September 2016

 

 

 

 

G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court