Shoy v. People
In Shoy v. People, 55 V.I. 919 (V.I. 2011), the Court held that 3711(c) is a discretionary statute. Specifically, the Court stated, "the fact that a defendant satisfies all the prerequisites of 3711(c) does not command that the defendant has an automatic entitlement to the lenient treatment afforded by this provision." 55 V.I. at 927.
Further, the Court stated, "so long as the trial court's denial of the lenient procedures authorized by this statute was not an abuse of discretion, the trial court's decision to deny him 3711(c) treatment must be upheld." Id.