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Drug Offences

Filed under: Criminal Charges

Offences involving drugs and illicit substances can attract significant penalties in New Zealand that can result in a lengthy period in jail for anyone...

What is arson?

Filed under: Criminal Charges

Arson - an overview of the legal definitions and penalties

Court Appearances - Criminal

Filed under: Criminal Charges

Typical proceedings or process through a criminal court - an overview with a list of issues to watch out for.

Checking references when recruiting a new employee

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Immigration, Privacy

When an employer is hiring a new employee, it’s important to carry out reference checks before confirming an offer of employment. Many employers also...

Applying for Bail

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Police Matters

Bail is the right to be released from custody, secured by a promise to appear before a court.

Drink and Drug Driving

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Drink & Drugs Driving, Traffic Matters

It is an offence to drive or attempt to drive a car or motor cycle if the amount of alcohol in your breath or blood is over the limit that applies to ...

Dealing with the Police

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Police Matters

What should you do if you have to interact with the Police?

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