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Domestic Violence Archives - Criminal Lawyers Auckland

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…

BAIL VARIATION ? Most often in domestic violence cases when the defendant is arrested and bought to court then bailed, the court imposes a blanket provision that the defendant is not allowed to contact the complainant. Although this often is appropriate, the court tends to impose it as a bail condition without considering the facts….