Here is a snippet of information that may be of use to some.
Under Section 106 of the Sentencing Act 2002, if a person who is charged with an offence is found guilty, the court may discharge the offender without conviction.
This will make your criminal record clean. Discharge without conviction is granted by the Court once the Court is satisfied that the direct and indirect consequences of a conviction would be out of all proportion to the gravity of the offence. Our Office has experience criminal lawyers who can assist and direct you with your application and the process.
If you are on a temporary visa, conviction on your record may decline your application by Immigration. If you are New Zealand citizen/resident, conviction may prohibit your future employment opportunity.
We are here to help you out!
If you have any further question in relation to discharge without conviction including criteria, please contact us on (09) 279 9439 or come see us at 31 East Tamaki Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland.