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Criminal Law and Traffic Offences

Our criminal and traffic services

If you are faced with criminal charges, we have the experience at Saunders & Co to help you through these or recommend somebody that can if it is a more serious charge.

We deal with all stages of the criminal process including entering pleas, conducting trials, and sentencing matters. We also regularly make related applications including limited licenses (work license), applications for discharge without conviction, applications for name suppression, and applications for bail.

Please note that we are not a registered legal aid provider.

We regularly advise on criminal charges relating to:

  • Traffic and driving offences
  • Drug offences
  • Assaults
  • Theft and fraud
  • Sexual offences

Examples of our recent work

  • Obtaining a discharge without conviction for a client charged with driving with excess breath alcohol.
  • Entering pleas in mitigation on sentencing for various criminal charges.

External links to further information

New Zealand Law Society publications:

Get further advice from

Andrew Riches

Andrew Riches


T +64 3 963 1457
M 021 982 115
E andrew.riches@saunders.co.nz

Anna Kissick

Anna Kissick


T +64 3 963 1461
M 027 464 3315
E anna.kissick@saunders.co.nz

Peter Tatham - Hornby

Peter Tatham


T +64 3 265 0915
M 027 448 6336
E peter.tatham@saunders.co.nz

Cherry Mo

Cherry Mo


T +64 3 265 0312
M 022 589 7224
E cherry.mo@saunders.co.nz