Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Sentencing

A useful tool for sentencing in the District Court

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927313985
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Product description

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.

Features

  • Flowcharts
  • Sample documents
  • Practical tips
  • Realistic example scenarios
  • Relevant legislation

Related Titles

Murray, A Practical Guide to Criminal Procedure in New Zealand , 2nd ed (2016)
Hall, Sentencing Law and Practice, 3rd ed (2014)

Table of contents


Introduction

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