Case Caption: People of the Virgin Islands v. Shakieme S. FreemanCase Number: S. Ct. Crim. No. 2011-0105Date: 08/06/2012Author: Hodge, Rhys S. Citation: Summary:

The appeal sought by the People of the Virgin Islands pursuant to 4 V.I.C. § 33(d) from a Superior Court order setting aside a jury's guilty verdict, and dismissing a charge against this defendant for unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, is dismissed. Under 4 V.I.C. § 33(d)(5) any appeal in such cases by the People shall be taken "within thirty days after the decision, judgment or order has been rendered." In this case, however, the People failed to timely file the notice of appeal. Accordingly, because the People failed to comply with this jurisdictional requirement, the appeal must be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

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