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Jail challenge

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SEVERAL PEOPLE?who received mandatory prison terms under Section 30 of the Firearms Act could have their sentences reviewed by the Court of Appeal.
In the first major criminal appeal to be heard by new Chief Justice Marston Gibson, attorney-at-law Ralph Thorne, QC, has asked the court to declare that section unconstitutional.
Thorne, in association with attorneys Sally Comissiong and Mechelle Forde, is appealing the ten-year sentence imposed on Elvis Alexander by then High Court judge Justice Christopher Blackman after he was found guilty of firearms offences in 2007. They argued six grounds of appeal.
The matter was heard on September 26 and 27 before the Chief Justice and Justices of Appeal Peter Williams and Sandra Mason. (MB)
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