A mother was reduced to tears in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court earlier today when her son was remanded to HMP Dodds on gun and ammunition charges.
Twenty-year-old Chad Joel Hunte of Merricks Road, St Philip was charged with possessing a firearm and 20 rounds of ammunition on September 4, without a valid licence.
The unemployed man was not required to plead to the indictable charges, nor was he required to plead to the charge of possessing cannabis on the same day.
“Ma’am, is it possible that an attorney-at-law can be assigned to me from the state?” Hunte asked when told that he would be remanded for the next 28 days.
Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins said it was possible and advised the young man to have his family contact legal aid.
“And, can I get it [the case] fast track to the High Court?” he also asked, to which he was again informed that his family could take care of the necessary arrangements through a lawyer.
Hunte’s case was transferred to the Oistins Magistrates’ Court where he will appear on October 5.
But as he left the court his crying mother said: “I talk to you . . . next time listen.”