Case Caption: People of the Virgin Islands, (Appellant/Plaintiff) v. Maximilliano Rios (Appellee/Defendant)Case Number: S.Ct.Crim. No.: 2007-112Date: 11/14/2008Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

This matter comes before the Court as a result of an appeal brought by the People of the Virgin Islands (hereafter "People") of the Superior Court's September 18, 2007 Order sentencing Appellee Maximilliano Rios (hereafter "Rios" or "Appellee") to a suspended sentence of one year incarceration for unlawful possession of a firearm. The People contend that this sentence violates title 14, section 2254 of the Virgin Islands Code, which, according to the People, prohibits a court from suspending the mandatory minimum sentence for this crime. For the following reasons, we dismiss the People's appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

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