Man’s Sentence Reduced Following Appeal

January 3, 2023

Christopher Perinchief — who was convicted of possession of ammunition without a licence — had his 12 year sentence reduced to 8.5 years following an appeal.

The Court’s ruling said, “The Appellant in this case, Christopher Perinchief, pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition without a licence, contrary to section 3[1][a] of the Firearms Act 1973 [the Act] on 21 June 2022, and was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment by Subair Williams J on 4 October 2022. This appeal comes before the Court after I granted leave to appeal against sentence on 21 October 2022.

“The Appellant was apprehended on 13 February 2022 after the vehicle which he had been driving had crashed into a stone wall, leaving the front bumper and licence plate embedded. Police had traced the vehicle to the Appellant’s home, where they had approached the Appellant, who confirmed that the vehicle [which was by then minus its front bumper] was his work van, which he had previously been driving. A search of the van produced a silver and green thermos, and a subsequent examination of this disclosed 32 rounds of ammunition.”

“I would allow the appeal against sentence and substitute a sentence of 8 and a half years for the sentence of 12 years passed by the judge.”

The full judgment follows below [PDF here]:

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