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Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Walwyn in the courtroom! Represents client in criminal damage case

Walwyn in the courtroom! Represents client in criminal damage case

Former legislator and former chairman of the National Democratic Party, Myron Walwyn is back in the courtroom. Walwyn, an attorney-at-law, represented Dwight Callwood when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Tuesday.
Callwood was charged with criminal damage of a vehicle on March 27 this year.

Following Callwood’s guilty plea during a previous court appearance, Walwyn mitigated on his behalf, stating that his client is not a violent person unless he was prompted; such as in this case.

Walwyn said when the vehicle in question came near to him at a fast pace, he flung a bottle that damaged the back windscreen after being prompted by the complainant who showed him ‘the middle finger’.

He then urged the court to impose a reasonable fine as his client did not waste the court’s time.

In response, Magistrate DaBreo imposed a $1500 fine to be paid by January 30. In default of not paying, Callwood will spend four months at the adult penitentiary.

For damaging the back windscreen, he was ordered to pay compensation of $814 forthwith or in default, two months in prison.
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