On her first day back on the Bench after holiday, a Bridgetown magistrate reminded young attorneys not to “mix your clients’ money with yours”.
Welcoming the staff and attorneys-at-law this morning Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court sounded the reminder, warning, “You’ve spent five years studying hard, take back the profession where it ought to be,” she added.
Her comments came following reports of the recent disbarment of an attorney-at-law.
Among the cases coming before her today was one involving a first-time offender who uses marijuana daily, but who said he’s going to try to stop.
Laron Rudolph Junior Marshall, of 15J Crest View Terrace, Eden Lodge, St Michael, told Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to unlawfully having five grams of cannabis on February 2, 2019.
Marshall apologised to the court and his family and he was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and was grant bail in the sum of $1 500. He will return to court on April 5, 2019.