KUWAIT CITY, June 20: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a female student’s mother to two-week imprisonment with hard labor for damaging the car of her daughter’s teacher. The teacher explained that her student’s mother, following a heated dispute, had parked her car in the school driveway. When she was backing her car out, the mother intentionally slammed her car into hers. The school’s guard also testified against the mother. The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan highlighted the criminal intention on the part of the defendant to inflict harm on the vehicle of his client, stressing the availability of incriminating evidence — deliberate damage — as stated by Article 249 of the Penal Code.
No penalty: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeal refrained from pronouncing penalty against a Kuwaiti man alleged to have taken possession of a car he rented from a car rental office. The Court of First Instance earlier sentenced the suspect to three months in prison but he appealed the verdict through his representative lawyer Mohammad Al- Sayegh. The lawyer argued on the prosecuting officer not having sufficient proof to indict his client for betrayal of trust and criminal act. He pleaded with the court to declare his client innocent and refrain from pronouncing a penalty against him.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff