Attorney's trial dates set

Grand Court in June, Summary Court in November

Attorney Patrick Schmid appeared in Summary Court and Grand Court on Thursday, when he pleaded not guilty to all charges and trial dates were set. 

In Summary Court he faces charges arising from an incident in July 2010. They include allegations of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and driving under the influence. 

Crown Counsel Candia James told Magistrate Valdis Foldats that the Crown was not proceeding with three charges of insulting the modesty of a woman. 

The other summary charge against him is failing to surrender to return to court on Nov. 23, 2011. for a mention of the above charges. 

Defense attorney Guy Dillaway-Parry agreed that all matters should be heard together and trial was set for Nov. 17. 

In Grand Court, not guilty pleas were entered to charges of importing and possessing 0.0085 of a gram of cocaine salt and 0.134 of a gram of methamphetamine when he arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on a flight from Miami in July 2006.  

He was convicted in Summary Court in 2007, but his appeal to Grand Court was successful: the convictions were quashed and a retrial was ordered. A date was set for November 2011, but he did not appear. 

On Thursday, Justice Malcolm Swift set June 2 as the new trial date. 

Bail conditions were continued in both courts as they were set by Justice Charles Quin after the defendant returned voluntarily to the island on Feb. 13.  

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