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 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…

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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