Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Sentencing
A useful tool for sentencing in the District Court
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The sentencing process is a significant aspect of the Criminal Justice system. This book is designed to assist junior practitioners at each stage of the sentencing process.
The book details the practical steps to take when preparing for sentencing; from initial client interview, to filing written submissions, to presenting an oral plea in mitigation at a sentencing hearing.
Realistic example fact scenarios are provided, together with tips, checklists, sample documents, and flow charts. The relevant legislation is also included for ease of reference.
The book will assist junior lawyers to competently advocate for their clients at sentence.
Murray, A Practical Guide to Criminal Procedure in New Zealand , 2nd ed (2016)
Hall, Sentencing Law and Practice, 3rd ed (2014)
Table of contents
Chapter 1: The Charge
Chapter 2: Meeting the Client
Chapter 3: Police Diversion
Chapter 4: Discharge without conviction: s 106 applications
Chapter 5: Guilty plea and immediate sentencing
Chapter 6: Not guilty pleas and case management procedures
Chapter 7: Sentencing indication hearings
Chapter 8: Sentencing hearings following remand
Chapter 9: The Land Transport Act 19978 and drink driving sentencing
Appendices: Selected legislation