KNOW THE LAW – Andria D Whyte, JP, LLB (Hons.) So you have in your possession a crowbar, picklock, hammer, key or other implement for housebreaking. [1] Did you know that under Section 42 (2) of the Larceny Act 1942, as amended, that it is an offence to have house-breaking implements in your possession between 6pm – 6am? If convicted you can face up to 10 years imprisonment at hard labour. [2] Did you know that having your face disguised or blackened intending to commit an offence under the provisions of Section 42 (3) of the Larceny Act can lead to a term of 10 years imprisonment a hard labour if convicted? [3] Did you know that assisting, abetting, counselling or commanding a person who has committed larceny is an offence under Section. 57 and if convicted you will face the same prison sentence as the principal offender? [4] However under Section 58 a wife CANNOT be charged as an accessory to larceny committed by her husband even if she knows that he committed the theft. N.B. Please note that larceny is the same as theft within the meaning of the Larceny Act 1942. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The above LEGAL INFORMATION is applicable to the jurisdiction of Jamaica and is in no way intended to be relied on as legal advice. Andria D. Whyte is NOT AN ATTORNEY and does not provide legal advice. information provided should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation. If you require legal advice please consult an Attorney-At-Law. Andria D. Whyte, JP, LLB (Hons.)

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KNOW THE LAW: If you are arrested, you should remain silent, say nothing until your attorney is present – IT IS YOUR RIGHT! If you cannot afford an attorney ask the Police Officer to call Legal Aid who will send an attorney to assist you. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The above LEGAL INFORMATION is applicable to the jurisdiction of Jamaica and is in no way intended to be relied on as legal advice. Andria D. Whyte is NOT AN ATTORNEY and does not provide legal advice. The above is for information purposes only and the information provided should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation. If you require legal advice please consult an Attorney-At-Law. Andria D. Whyte, JP, LL.B (Hons.)

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                 THE EVIDENCE (AMENDMENT) ACT 2015

 ■ Did you know that a husband or a wife cannot be compelled to give evidence against each other in a criminal proceeding under Section 4 (2) of the Act?  So although you CAN GIVE EVIDENCE AGAINST YOUR SPOUSE, YOU CANNOT BE FORCED TO DO SO.

■ Statements made by someone who later dies,   becomes physically or mentally incapacitated,    cannot be located or who is not in Jamaica and  cannot reasonably attend court, will be admissible (i.e. can be used) as evidence in criminal   proceedings under the provisions of Section 31D.

■ Under Section 31G computer generated statements are admissible as evidence in any court proceedings.

■ Any person who makes or gives a written statement  which is later found to be untrue will be liable to pay  a fine and face imprisonment of up to seven (7)  years under the provisions of Section 31K.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

The above LEGAL INFORMATION is applicable to the jurisdiction of Jamaica and is in no way intended to be relied on as legal advice. Andria D. Whyte Walters  is NOT AN ATTORNEY and does not provide legal advice. The above is for LEGAL INFORMATION only and any information provided should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation. If you require legal advice please consult an Attorney-At-Law.

Andria D. Whyte Walters, JP, LLB (Hons.)

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