According to Bernard Owiredu Donkor, a private law practitioner, Akuapem Poloo could face up to three years in jail.
Poloo’s crime is listed as an offense, according to the lawyer, and her probation may be reduced if her attorneys will make a good argument. When listening to Citi FM, he said this.
“The offence she was charged with is a misdemeanour, and with a misdemeanour, you could be fined, you could be cautioned, and you could go a for a custodial sentence.
But when a judge directs that you take a pregnancy test as they do for female convicts, it means that we are in for a custodial sentence because the idea is that you don’t put a pregnant woman in jail.
Counsel is supposed to make a submission on behalf of the convict which we call a plea of litigation for the court to avert its mind to certain circumstances of the convicted person…
If the judge finds that the plea for mitigation is something that she could consider, it could come in to mitigate the sentence.
For misdemeanours, it is between caution and a maximum of 3 years. Looking at the circumstances we have right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if she is given a custodial sentence, and it could be one day to three years,” the lawyer said.
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