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…

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…

WS v NZ POLICE ? Successful appeal against district court judge?s refusal to grant s.94 application (to be not further disqualified). My client, whilst his licence was suspended, drove a vehicle from his friends place to his place in the afternoon at a distance of about a kilometre. As it was his third time of…

Following a change in the rules on 1 July 2015 that govern how barristers receive instructions?from clients,?the New Zealand Law Society has approved Tony Beach’s application to take “direct instructions” from clients, in certain circumstances. ?Previously, an instructing solicitor was required where the client was not legally aided. ?Now – depending on the case –…

Tony Beach’s client had accepted the charge of driving with excess breath alcohol but sought an order from the District Court Judge at sentencing that the client be given an “alcohol interlock licence disqualification” under a new provision of the Land Transport Act 1998. ?The new provision provides for a device to be fitted to…

Y pleaded guilty in the District Court to a charge of disqualified driving. He was fined and disqualified from driving for six months. An appeal the disqualification was overturned and a community based sentence substituted on the basis of s94 of the Land Transport Act 1994. This is one of the leading cases in relation…

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