David S. Brandt to Stand Trial in July
Veteran Attorney David S. Brandt is to stand trial in the High Court later this year.
This after he lost his appeal before the Court of Appeal on the ruling of the High Court last year in which he claimed that there was breach of his constitutional right of protection by law.
The Court of Appeal met last December and remitted the matter to the High Court for continuation after the rule against his appeal.
The Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has appointed new High Court Judge, Justice Garret Evans to preside.
Over the past two days, Justice Evans has been hearing submissions from Mr. Brandt’s legal team and from Annesta Weekes QC on behalf of the prosecution.
Mr Brandt’s lead attorney, Dr David Dorsette, raised the same matters that were raised before the Court of Appeal and Justice Evans rejected the submissions.
Submissions were raised on an application for a stay while the appeal was brought before the Privy Council. Justice Evans also refused the application for adjournment.
It was then conceded by the defense that there was sufficient evidence to put Mr. Brandt on trial for the offences.
On concession, Mr. Brandt was committed to stand trial before the High Court around the latter part of June or early July 2019.
The matter continues Wednesday.
The veteran Attorney at law has been charged on six counts of sexual exploitation of females under 18 years of age, the youngest being 13 years old.
He has also been charged on one count of perverting the course of justice, and one count of unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm.