Judged this Thursday, May 12, a father from Albine must return to court on February 8, 2023 with the license in his pocket and the insurance paid. Otherwise, he risks prison.
On Wednesday May 11, a resident of Albine was checked by the police in Albi, while driving his son’s vehicle. First problem: he drives without a driver’s license and without insurance, which he quickly admits. Second problem: the 41-year-old father is a repeat offender. This is why he found himself at the bar of the Castres court, as part of an immediate appearance the next day.
With a record loaded with 17 convictions since the first in Martinique in 2003 (9 years in prison pronounced in total), the individual knows the box of the defendants well. “He only rarely had support from the justice system”, nuances his lawyer Mand Gaelle Simonin. “I never got my license. I failed the code by one point in Martinique and I had to pass it in France in June, ”he says calmly. “He had to repair his partner’s vehicle, his son’s, his motorcycle, he had his accident at work, it’s not an easy time for him”, supports his advice.
“You have Madam President spoken of him as a pillar of the family, I will rather speak of a weak link. His behavior creates a lot of suffering around him.
Prosecutor Chabbi was “disappointed” in the face of the defendant, who was described as a “judicial enigma”. “He benefited from the benevolent listening of justice. But is it in his eyes only an illusion? We hesitate between nonchalance, I don’t care or the simple acceptance of the pain. You have Madam President spoken of him as a pillar of the family, I will rather speak of a weak link. His behavior creates a lot of suffering around him, ”he said before requiring 12 months, 6 of which were probationary for two years and several obligations.
The court presided over by Sandrine Lalande declared him guilty but decided to adjourn his sentence: he will return to the courtroom on February 8, 2023 with the license in his pocket and the insurance paid. Otherwise, he risks prison.