Media & Articles 2019-08-29T12:24:18+13:00

Media & Articles

Members of our team have been invited to speak and write on a number of legal topics over the years. Here you will find a few of these appearances and articles.

Radio New Zealand

Here is an interview with Patrick discussing a discharge without conviction for a police officer who was caught driving two and a half times over the limit.

Newstalk ZB

Here is an interview between Mike Hosking and Patrick discussing the many ways in which positive outcomes can be achieved in a drink driving case.

Driving While Disqualified/Suspended and Section 94 Community-Based Sentences

Often people think that the chances of getting caught for driving during a suspension or disqualification are low. However if you are caught this is likely to create a great deal of stress with an even further disqualification. An alternative to disqualification is a community-based sentence. If you want more information about this then here is an article written by one of our barristers, Sarah Hames.

Criminal Offending and Deportation Liability

A discharge without conviction may be a suitable option if you reside in New Zealand on a temporary or residence class visa and are charged with a criminal offence. Particularly if it is an offence that may bring about deportation liability. If you are seeking more information on discharge without conviction and deportation liability you can find an article here written by Tom Hielkema, one of our barristers.