Published in Legalwise News, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Auckland barrister Tony Beach, who has almost 20 years’ experience in criminal law, discusses how changes to the Land Transport Act introduced mandatory Alcohol Interlock Devices, for certain defendants, on July 1. Tony Beach Changes to the Land Transport Act 1998 From 1st July 2018, an Alcohol…

The male partner of a prominent Waikato couple has been sentenced to nine months of supervision for assaulting a child. The couple – who have now separated – have been granted permanent suppression of their names and any identifying details. The man, who is aged in his 40s, was found guilty of the child assault charge…

The Crown has decided to let an alleged major drug supplier walk free rather than identify a police informer. South African Edward Wilcocks, 48, was one of three people facing charges relating to large-scale Ecstasy trafficking. The case also involved former Mr Asia figure Darryl Sorby, who pleaded guilty to his part in money laundering…

Ian McKinnley was sentenced on Friday at the North Shore District Court. An Auckland teacher who indecently assaulted two international students has been sentenced to home detention. Ian Ross McKinnley, 70, of Devonport was sentenced on Friday at the North Shore District Court for indecently assaulting a 16-year-old and a 24-year-old in 2016. McKinnley has been…

Police are under pressure to explain how they failed to match up the aliases of a well-known fraudster who stole millions from Work and Income. Lisa Donnelly was sentenced in the Auckland District Court last week for stealing $36,000 from a 92-year-old woman she was supposed to be caring for. Donnelly, who also uses the…

He stood calmly in the dock, long black fringe shielding his baby-faced features as a former high-profile QC-turned-High Court judge told him he would spend at least nine years behind bars. Hong Kong national Kai Yip Cheung, 20, had to wait a moment as his Cantonese interpreter translated Justice Simon Moore’s sentence to him. When…

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…

Watchdog to ensure no torture taking place in prisons, lawyer says Author Natasha Jojoa Burling, AAP, Section Crime, Publish Date Saturday, 8 October 2016, 12:09PM An old entrance to the Mt Eden prison in Auckland (Getty Images) The Department of Corrections will be under greater scrutiny to ensure that no prisoners are being tortured, a…

UPDATED 5.40pm: MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) protest. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/mp-chester-borrows-charged-over-tpp-protest-driving/ LISTEN ABOVE: Expert in traffic law, barrister Tony Beach talks to Larry Williams The Whanganui National MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives told NZME he would defend the charge…

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…

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