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…

Tony Beach’s client, a mother of a disabled son, was charged by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) with using a document (benefit claim forms) on two occasions to obtain a pecuniary advantage (a benefit for looking after her disabled son). The offence attracts up to 7 years imprisonment. The MSD alleged that, because another…

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…

Tony Beach’s client was facing charges of possession of Class A drugs and possession of utensils (a pipe) under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, as well as charges of possession of firearms and ammunition under the Arms Act 1983. ?Tony Beach argued that the possession charges should be dismissed on the grounds that the…

My client was sitting in his car when approached by the police who after questioning him said they became suspicious and searched the vehicle despite objection. They found class A paraphernalia and parts of a meth lab.v I challenged the admissibility of the evidence obtained and the judge agreed viewing that the defendant?s right to…

My client faced allegations of rape by a young person that were said to have happened in the 1970?s. After application was made to the High court the case was dismissed on legal grounds including the inability to prove lack of consent.

My client stood trial for armed robbery of a bank. The eyewitness purportedly identified him. However the identification procedures were not complied with fully and the case was dismissed.

Mr P was charged with aggravated robbery. In a statement to the police he made a full confession to the offence. A challenge was made to the admissibility of the statement. This was on the basis that in taking the statement his rights under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act had been breached and…

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