DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v A (July 2016) This was an application by Corrections in the High Court to impose an extended supervision order (ESO) for up to 10 years on my client who had recently completed a lengthy term of imprisonment for sexual offences. The issues involved statutory interpretation of the applicable provisions of the…

My client has now been sentenced for murder after we could not quite get the jury to agree that he was not guilty by reason of insanity. The defence had sought to argue that the defendant was so affected by both his psychosis and his autism that he should have been held insane. This was,…

My client had served the full sentence of 10 years imprisonment on a number of sexual offences (which he had always disputed). On release from that sentence. Corrections sought an extended supervision order that would have lasted a further 10 years if successful. However, the?judge agreed that client did not currently display any of the…

THE QUEEN v AA class A drug supplies sentence. Serious methamphetamine supplies to undercover officer and numerous others in small amounts. Prior drug-related convictions. Spent some time in custody before being granted bail to attend rehab program. Completed that successfully. Pleaded guilty just before trial. From a start point of four years’ imprisonment it was…

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 – 12:16 Auckland, Sept 30 NZPA – A man who kidnapped a five-year-old girl and held her for five days on Auckland’s North Shore last year has had his minimum jail term reduced. Deqiong Deng, 26, was jailed for nine years with a minimum non-parole period of 5-1/2 years after admitting…