A client faced charges of burglary and common assault. After Tony Beach discussed the charges with police, the burglary charge was withdrawn and a plea of guilty entered to the common assault charge. The judge indicated an application for discharge without conviction would be granted if there was a satisfactory restorative justice conference between the…

Tony Beach’s client was charged with theft from a person, assault and unlawfully interfering with a motor vehicle. At the judge-alone trial, the judge dismissed the charge of unlawfully interfering with a motor vehicle as the police had failed to summons their civilian witness in sufficient time for the hearing; the police conceded that they…

Man accused of murdering Lance John Murphy goes on trial CHRIS SKELTON/FAIRFAX NZ Appearing at the High Court at Auckland: Michael Joseph Davies (left) and Steven Gunbie (right). A father of three was murdered on a remote hilltop with a bag over his head and his hands shackled, the Crown alleges. The man accused of…

POLICE v TM ?Sentencing. Guilty plea to charge of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A drunken argument at function in home led to defendant overreacting to an assault resulting in him biting through the cheek of the victim leaving a severe disfigurement. Starting point of prison but with willingness to make amends a sentence…

The defendant pleaded guilty to stabbing a fellow prison inmate for the second time within approximately one year and was sentenced on 30 October 2015. He had an appalling record for violent offences including aggravated robberies and other assaults. The Crown were seeking preventive detention. I encouraged the defendant to take up courses to assist…

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…

Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier has been back in court, accused of assaulting a woman. The New Zealand musician denies the charge and appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday. Wearing a Liverpool football shirt, Brazier remained quiet during his brief appearance and let his lawyer, Adam Couchman, do the talking. According to the police…

When his wife left him, Mandeep Singh bought knives and waited patiently in the foyer of her school until she finished her exam. As soon as 22-year-old Parmita Rani walked out of the Queen St premises, he stabbed her to death. Her friend Parminder Sandhu, 22, wrestled the knife from the defendant and rushed over…

Tony Beach’s client was charged with assault with intent to injure under section 193 of the Crimes Act 1961. ?The complainant had given a long statement to the Police detailing an assault. ?The client had given the Police a statement denying the allegations. ?A not guilty plea was entered. ?As the matter progressed, it became…

      Jesse Ryder was in an induced coma for nearly three days after the assault. Photo / NZ Herald A Christchurch pub fight involving Jesse Ryder arose when the star cricketer took offence at being accused of having “short arms and long pockets” after not buying his own round of shots, a court…

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