R v Morel (CO 24/2011) [2017] SCSC 268 (24 March 2017);

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side:  24/2011

 

       [20117] SCSC 268

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

 

JOHN MOREL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heard:                             

Counsel:                      Mr. Chinnasamy,  for the Republic

 

                                    Mr. Chetty for the accused

 

                                         

 

Delivered:                   24 March 2017

 

SENTENCE

 

Dodin J

 

[1]       I have heard counsel in mitigation.  The Convict is a first offender, he is 37 years old, has a wife and one dependent child of 15 years whom he is maintaining.  Counsel has moved the Court not to impose any harsher sentence and a moderate fine.

[2]       I have taken all that into consideration.  I also consider that the offence was committed in 2011 and after the trial all the other charges were rejected and the only one remaining was driving under the influence.  I do not see it necessary at this stage to suspend the driving licence of the Convict. 

[3]       I shall only impose a fine of SR2,500 for the offence of driving under the influence of alcohol.  The fine must be paid within one month of today.

[4]       He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 24 March 2017

 

G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court