A guilty plea or verdict is not the end of an offender’s opportunity to secure an acquittal. Section 106 of the Sentencing Act 2002 provides the court with the ability to acquit an offender upon sentencing by granting a discharge without conviction.This seminar will examine the test that must be satisfied before the court may exercise its discretion to discharge an offender without conviction.
This seminar will include:
By attending this seminar you will gain:
A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.
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Prosecutor, Police Prosecution Service, Wellington
Alice is a Prosecutor with the Police Prosecution Service in Wellington. She advises and represents Police on a range of prosecutions, and is presently managing all “remand in custody” police prosecutions in the Wellington and Porirua district courts. Alice has a special interest in therapeutic jurisprudence and prosecutes the Special Circumstances Court in Wellington.
Principal Prosecutor/Acting Legal Advisor, Police Prosecution Service, Wellington
Mark is the Principal Prosecutor for the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) based at Police National Headquarters. He is also acting national Legal Advisor for the PPS. Mark is a litigation lawyer with a criminal law speciality who was previously in private practice in the Wairarapa and Wellington as criminal defence lawyer and youth advocate before he joined the PPS. In addition to his prosecutor roles, Mark teaches advocacy courses at the Royal New Zealand Police College and is regularly deployed to the pacific to teach on prosecutor advocacy training programmes. He is a past NZLS Vice-President and Board member. Mark is also a past President of the Wellington Branch of NZLS. Currently he is Vice-President of ILANZ and also the convenor of the national NZLS Courthouse Committee.
If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.