Auckland, New Zealand -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/16/2014 -- It goes without saying that being charged with a criminal offense can have huge implications on a person’s life. A criminal conviction can take away ones freedom, limit career opportunities, ruin a reputation and restrict overseas travel. It’s the most serious of situations and it’s vital to have a professional criminal defense lawyer working on the case for protection. Daniel Schellenberg, LL.B. is an experienced Auckland lawyer (http://www.crimelawyer.co.nz/) who specialises in defending criminal, traffic and drink driving charges.
Appearing before the courts or having to interact with the police or other government authorities is an overwhelming experience for many people and their families. Daniel Schellenberg can help the accused through the process and make sure their rights are protected.
“Every person deserves a competent advocate to act on their behalf, no matter what situation they may find themselves in,” explained Mr. Schellenberg. “It is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. It may not feel that way when you are arrested or standing in Court. Despite what anyone might say or think, legally you are innocent until proven otherwise. No matter what you are accused of doing, as your criminal lawyer I am there to stand by your side and make sure you receive the best possible outcome.”
Daniel Schellenberg can help clients charged under:
-The Crimes Act 1961
-The Land Transport Act 1998
-The Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
-The Summary Offenses Act 1981
He offers affordable help with additional court business like work license applications, bail applications, parole board hearings, name suppression applications and appeals including against conviction and sentence.
Even if a person pleads guilty or is found guilty after trial, there is still the possibility of discharge without conviction. The court can use its discretion to discharge without conviction under section 106 of the Sentencing Act 2002. In deciding whether to grant a discharge without conviction, the court balances the seriousness of the offending with the consequences of being convicted and considers whether the consequences are out of all proportion compared to the offending. A common example is where there is a real risk of losing one’s job if convicted.
If you or a family member is in need of legal help, don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Schellenberg, any time of day. He will advise on matters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Daniel Schellenberg, Crime Lawyer Auckland
Address: 25 Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010
Phone: +64 9 379 8330