SENTENCING - WHAT WILL I GET?
Every prosecution or charge that you might face in a Court in New Zealand is set out in an Act of Parliament - you can see all of the Acts or Regulations section by section by clicking on :
We provide you with a direct link to the Crimes Act 1961 . . . .
We now provide you with a direct link to the Government legislation site where you can look up Acts of Parliament and Regulations and Rules. An Act is also known as a Statute. A Regulation is also sometimes known as a Rule. This Government legislation site is still going through some teething problems. But you will be able to access all legislation and find specific Acts and Rules and individual sections.
Local & Private Acts
Each Act will usually say something about the penalties that will apply upon conviction for a wrongdoing.
But over and above each particular Act, from July 1 2002 a new Sentencing Act 2002 and a Parole Act 2002 determine how the Courts must deal with sentencing and how the prison service must deal with terms of Parole eg early release.
Under these Acts, the major following changes should in
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