Two Women Given Conditional Discharges

September 8, 2014

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 8], two women were granted Conditional Discharges after admitted fighting on Front Street.

18-year-old student Shauntia Brimmer and 24-year-old mother Jazmin Simmons both plead guilty to fighting near the junction of Parliament and Front Street in the early hours of 6th September 2014.

The Prosecutor told Magistrate Juan Wolffe that patrolling Police had come upon the pair punching and kicking one another. Police stopped the fight, and arrested and charged both.

This morning, responding to questions by Magistrate Wolffe, one of the ladies admitted that she had started the fight by throwing her helmet, saying it was because the other woman had stared at her. Both apologized for their behaviour, and both women admitted, to the Magistrate, that they had been drinking.

Citing no previous convictions and the impact that a criminal conviction could have on a young student, the Court’s Duty Counsel suggested a Conditional Discharge, and the Prosecutor did not object.

Magistrate Wolffe decided that a Conditional Discharge was appropriate but warned both women that any re-appearance in Court on any but a traffic matter might prejudice the twelve month Conditional Discharge that he was granting them.

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  1. We Are Not Amused! says:

    should have got jailed, the same as the white english girl got for fighting!

  2. Peggy Burns says:

    Attention We Are Not Amused,

    Tit for Tat, eh? In that incident no one was permanently physically scarred, unlike the white english girl incident. Let’s blame the white man’s firewater for the ……….. time. Not color blind.

  3. explain please says:

    how is the law so lax for some and not others?? I doubt it has anything to do with race, but this IS Bermuda, so you know they will use that argument at any opportune time. Shame on anyone that feels the need to fight. Grow up folks.

  4. Observer says:

    No consistency in the courts thats y the people cant trust pr rely on then!