Specialist Firearms Lawyer
Whatever your problem in regards to your interest in firearms, I can assist you with it. Firearms ownership is not only a lifelong interest for many but a hobby, a connection with the outdoors, a social interaction with friends, family and associates through pistol clubs, rifle clubs, and hunting, and often a livelihood for dealers, importers and gunsmiths.
The revocation of a firearms licence and the removal of someones firearms can have a far reaching impact on their life. A criminal conviction for firearms can have a devastating effect on overseas travel and future career prospects.
I can assist with all matters from the initial contact with the police or customs, right the way through to dealing with any licencing issues, firearm returns, court hearings and appeals. I already have an in-depth knowledge of firearm identification, classification, operation, and licencing requirements. This means you do not need to explain the basics to me.
I am a criminal barrister and for the last 25 years I have dealt with the police on a daily basis throughout New Zealand. I have a reputation for fair dealing and practical negotiation to provide the best possible outcome for you.
October 2023 - Tauranga District Court - Police v Stevens Defended hearing and sentencing. Mr Stevens accidentally shot a neighbour's property whilst carrying out pest control on his rural property. He was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. All charges were dismissed.
October 2023 - Police v Grey
Submissions prepared and filed for client regarding the suspension of his firearms licence. Firearms licence and firearms were returned.
October 2023 - Wellington District Court - Police v McGregor
Judge alone trial regarding unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition after revocation of a firearms licence. The charges were dismissed.
September 2023 - Rotorua District Court - Green v The Commissioner of Police
An appeal against the revocation of a firearms licence. The appeal was successful and costs were awarded against police. Read the decision here.
August 2023 - Nelson District Court - Police v Jason
Judge alone trial, unlawful possession of prohibited firearm, found not guilty.
May 2023 - Auckland District Court - Police v CT
Licenced dealer search and seizure - Judge alone trial.
January 2023 - Nelson District Court - Police v BV
Criminal matter concerning possession of a firearm after revocation of a firearms licence.