Case Caption: People of the Virgin Islands (Appellant/Plaintiff), v. Makeem Pratt (Appellee/Defendant),Case Number: S.Ct.Crim.: 2008-013Date: 11/14/2008Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

The People of the Virgin Islands (hereafter "People") appeal a February 4, 2008 Superior Court Order sentencing Appellee Makeem Pratt (hereafter "Pratt" or "Appellee") to six months probation in lieu of one year incarceration, which the People purport is the mandatory minimum sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm, the crime to which Pratt pled guilty. Pratt argues that the People have no authority to appeal Pratt's sentence because title 4, section 33(d) of the Virgin Islands Code does not allow the People to appeal a sentencing order. For the following reasons, we shall dismiss the People's appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

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