Case Caption: Lenny D. Alfred v. People of the Virgin IslandsCase Number: S. Ct. Crim. No. 2011-0024Date: 02/22/2012Author: Swan, Ive Arlington Citation: Summary:

In a prosecution for unauthorized possession of a firearm in violation of 14 V.I.C. § 2253, where the weapon was found in the middle console area near defendant's wallet, within arm's reach of the driver's seat in which defendant was sitting, in a vehicle he had used and occupied extensively for a period of days, the People of the Virgin Islands presented sufficient circumstantial evidence to prove that he knowingly possessed the firearm. The judgment of conviction is affirmed.

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