Recent Cases



2002 R v L- Kidnapping, Aggravated Burglary and Burglary?? guilty plea and sentence reduced following appeal to Court of Appeal.

2004 Operation Illusion R v L CRI-2003-090-10609 Supplying class B-District Court? Convicted

2008 Operation Sabre ? R v Gou CRI 2004-004-18566- importing?? importing $3 million class B drug ecstasy- High Court??verdict Not Guilty (retrial first trial hung jury)

2008 R v F CRI 2007-0907023 Manslaughter?? by injecting acquaintance with lethal cocktail of drugs ? and possession of cannabis for supply-High Court??verdict Not Guilty on both counts

2009 Operation Major ? R v L CRI 2007-004-18086 Importing 135 Kg of class C?
namely pseudoephedrine-High Court??verdict not guilty?(largest importation of its kind )-verdict? Not Guilty

2010 R v V CRI 2006-044-08239 ? Manufacturing Methamphetamine?
District Court-?permanent Stay?of Proceedings granted

2011 Operation eight ( Terror raids trial)?R v W CRI 2008-404-000342?
Accused one of 19 originally charged following the? Urewa terror raids?-High Court-?charges withdrawn?following Court of Appeal decision on search and seizure.

2011 R v P ? CRI 2010-004-013010 injures with intent (sex) ? verdict Not Guilty

2012 Operation Acacia ? R v P cri 2010-004-12426 Possession of class A for supply x 9??High Court???verdict Not Guilty on 2 counts?convicted on 7

2014 R V W Manufacturing methamphetamine verdict- Not Guilty

2015 sexual violation (rape) in backpackers lodge case dismissed after successful 147 application during trial

2015 unlawful sexual connection x 3 and possession of pornographic material charges withdrawn prior to trial following successful negotiation with police and client pleaded guilty to abduction and received home detention

2015 Client charged with unlawful sexual connection x 2, rape x 1, kidnapping x 1 and injuring with intent x 1: verdict Not Guilty on all charges

2015 R V W ? Careless use of motor vehicle causing death ?result –discharge without conviction and permanent name suppression

2018 importing 3.9 kilos class A drug methamphetamine sentenced to 7.3 years imprisonment no MPI?


R v L?- Kidnapping-Sentence reduced

R v W?- Fraud -?Successful appeal and Retrial granted

R v R – Drugs – Crown appeal against sentence dismissed

R v S – Sexual violation – Sentence reduced

R v M ?- Kidnapping and aggravated robbery successful appeal evidence excluded

R v H – Importing 3.9 kilo methamphetamine sentence reduced