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There is no exact time limit. The Bill of Rights gives you the right to talk to a lawyer without delay, but that does not mean “instantly” or...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 30 Oct 2013
You can tell the Police that you want the charges to be dropped, and they may consider your views. However, it is ultimately the Police's...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 30 Oct 2013
If the court ordered you to pay a fine, reparation or costs and you have not paid those amounts in full, then you will not meet the criteria for...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 30 Oct 2013
A drink driving conviction will remain on a person's criminal record indefinitely. However, the Clean Slate Act is likely to apply to this...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 8 Oct 2013
No, New Zealand's accident compensation system (ACC) prevents people suing for personal injuries in situations like the one you have described....
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 8 Oct 2013
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