||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 07 (Mar)
|| UKPC 14
Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Mance and Sir Christopher Rose
||25 February 2008
Cayman Islands - Criminal law - Trial - Jury - Defendant being charged with drugs offences - Defendant not being given chance to opt for jury trial - Defendant being convicted by magistrate - Whether defendant being entitled to jury trial under national legislation.
The Privy Council quashed defendant's conviction for importing cocaine based on an interpretation of Cayman Islands legislation, in circumstances where the defendant had been deprived of the chance to opt for a jury trial in respect of that charge.
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