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 4 ½ years prison…

Tony Beach’s client pleaded guilty to a raft of charges and was sentenced to two years imprisonment.  However, the client instructed that the decision be appealed to the High Court.  The appeal was based on the grounds that the judge should have imposed home detention.  After considering written submissions and hearing extensive argument from Tony…

Tony Beach’s client had accepted the charge of driving with excess breath alcohol but sought an order from the District Court Judge at sentencing that the client be given an “alcohol interlock licence disqualification” under a new provision of the Land Transport Act 1998.  The new provision provides for a device to be fitted to…

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…

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