Lawyers Seek to Avoid Jury Trial

first_imgFollowing claims and counter claims over government lawyers influencing members of a jury to bring down a verdict in their favor, defense lawyers are gradually avoiding their cases from being decided by jurors.Juror tampering is a criminal offense characterized by attempts to influence members of a jury by means other than evidence and arguments presented in court, according to a legal expert.“This act should be a considerable concern for the legal system,” the expert warned, adding, “The goal of holding a trial is to provide people with a fair, honest and complete hearing with a jury that decides the case on the basis of information presented in court.” To make their decision interesting, last Monday, lawyers representing four former employees of the Liberia Coco-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) accused of stealing over US$1.8 million openly informed Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ that they waved their clients rights under the law to be tried by a jury.At Monday’s hearing, Judge Gbeneweleh granted the defense team’s request after a member of the prosecution team, Cllr. Theophilus Gould, gave no objection.Another instance is the ongoing US$6 million Private Use Permit case, at the same Criminal Court ‘C,” where lawyers representing four dismissed senior managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and a senior surveyor at the Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy (MLME) avoided jury trial.Meanwhile the court had recruited several individuals to serve as jurors, who will be paid by taxpayers’ money even if they did not hear a single case for the 42 days for which they were selected to serve as jurors.According to the expert, the result of jury tampering is a false verdict or mistrial both of which, he said, “are costly for the legal system and delay justice in the case at hand.”He indicated that there were numerous ways that people can try to influence jurors. “These include bribes threats, and unauthorized communications.”He added, “Juror tampering can come from attorneys, defendants, plaintiffs, and members of the public with an interest in the case.” He also advised that if a juror is approached by someone, who is attempting to engage in juror tampering or has reason to believe that another juror is involved in tampering, it must be reported.“If jurors are tampered with, and this is not identified in time, this could have an influence on the verdict that would result in a miscarriage of justice,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Male Grooming: Top 5 Hair Products for Men

first_imgWell folks as we get closer to Christmas, the gentlemen that frequent Mavericks hit an annual high point of male grooming. We all want to look our best most days but as Christmas draws near and the staff parties are in full swing we are all trying to look our absolute best.One thing that is for sure when it comes to your hair style your best look can only be achieved with the best products and the best one for your hair!So The Mavericks decided we should list the top 5 hair products for men. After a few beers a lot of arguing and some strange tests, what we came up with is as follows… 5. Dapper Dan Matt ClayFor those messy looks with a strong hold. Dapper Dan Matt Clay offers a strong hold with a fantastic matt finish. This clay is soft and easy to apply and washes out first time, every time, guaranteed. You won’t find a better Strong hold matt product. Remember… a little goes a long way, but for more hold and grip simply add more product. 4. OSiS Mattifying Powder Dust ItOSiS Mattifying Powder Dust It has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair, whilst adding volume and texture for a matt finish. Its versatile control effect means the more you apply the more control you get, but you’ll be amazed by the massiveimpact gained with such little product. Dust It Mattifying Powder has an OSiS Control Level of 1 for natural movement and style.3. Dear Barber Shaping CreamDear Barber shaping cream is great for a flexible hold for textured or smooth hairstyles. Very easy to use and great value as very little product is required to get the hold you want. It is fantastic for a natural no product look…2. Layrite OriginalLayrite is a revolutionary product in gent’s hair styling. If there was nothing else good about it, how easily it is washed out of your hair would be reason enough to buy it. However, it is simply one of the best and most versatile produces you could be lucky enough to get your hands on. It you are rocking a quiff, or a pomp you will get the height and volume with Layrite.If you are going for a textured look you will get the finish with Layrite, if you want a mid sheen or a matte look you can get it with Layrite. We have selected the original but the good news is there is a full range of Layrite products available. It’s a product every man should try, just to see how good it is. 1.Maverick’s Matte ClayDisregarding the possibility of being labelled biased, the number one product we settled on was our own Mavericks Matte Wax. How can we be so shamelessly brazen? Well here is our argument…. Mavericks Matte Wax is a very forgiving product. Some products you need toknow exactly what you’re doing with them to achieve the results you want, get the process wrong and you’ll never get the results. With Mavericks Matte Wax it’s just not the case, you can work and work at it and it will not dry up too quickly on you, or, lose its hold if you work it too much.Secondly it works well on either damp or dry hair and it won’t affect the results too much either. It works great with most hair types for textured, high, slicked, or natural styles. Another feather on its hat is, it is actually the best value out of all top 5 products.However, like everything else, it just had to be a fantastic product in the first place otherwise Mavericks would never have put their name on it….. For more info on male grooming call into us on lower Main Street Letterkenny, we guarantee great haircuts in a classic barbershop environment.Also follow us on Facebook, we have some giveaways on there this week. Mavericks also do vouchers!Male Grooming: Top 5 Hair Products for Men was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmashair productsletterkennymale groomingMAVERICKSlast_img read more