Posted: Friday, March 4, 2022. 10:26 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: On March 1, the Government of Belize put an end to the curfew that had been in place since November of 2020; however, on February 27, the curfew was still active, which means that 25-year-old Joseph Martinez committed a crime when police found him on the street after hours.
Police found Martinez moving about during curfew hours on a motorcycle and then learned that his driver’s license had been expired on October 15, 2021.
He was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court today where he pleaded guilty to driving with an expired license, but not guilty to the curfew violation, stressing that it was not yet midnight when the officers pulled him over.
For his guilty plea regarding his driver’s license, Martinez was fined $55.00 and has until April 29, 2022, to pay and in default of payment 2 weeks imprisonment.
His case of breach of curfew was adjourned for May 4, 2022, and he was offered self bail in the sum of $600.00 which he met.
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