NZ POLICE v B – Major fraud sentencing where amount involved was over $450,000.00. No monies recovered from client or reparation orders made. I obtained specialist psychological reports which detailed several issues leading to offending. From a starting point of 4 ½ years imprisonment the judge imposed an end sentence of 3 years imprisonment given…

POLICE v VL – Successful application for discharge without conviction for a charge of burglary of commercial premises with some damage done to building and $10,000 worth of items taken (but recovered). Impact on future career and travel and efforts to make amends and reparation led court to grant the application for a discharge without…

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…

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…

I was instructed to appeal the conviction for this client who had received a 7 year prison sentence for a serious assault on a police officer said to have occurred whilst he was fleeing from a crime scene. On appeal it was necessary to consider all the legal issues raised in the trial. The conviction…

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