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Bail criteria

Filed under: General — Vman @ 3:19 pm Fri 8th January 2010

I was just wondering how common it is for a man who has been arrested for murder to be immediately released on bail to stay with friends and not have to report in until trial?



  1. ……..Yes, I just have finished reading that article in the N.Z Herald …….And my answer is…No way would a Man get Bail immediately ….But good old New Zealand as in the Double Standards routine…..
    What is the bet this Lady will plea the defense of the ‘I have been mentally and physical Abused’…e.g…. Battered Woman syndrome…..

    Kind regards John Dutchie

    Comment by John Dutchie — Fri 8th January 2010 @ 3:36 pm

  2. Parliment did away with the provacation defense just before Christmas. I’m not sure when the new legislation takes effect from but the removal of provacation (after Clayton Weatherston) removes the option of a Gay Oakes Battered Woman defence as well.

    Comment by [email protected] — Fri 8th January 2010 @ 3:53 pm

  3. This woman will definetly have reporting conditions and corrections will issue her with a lovely bracelet and sending station to check their 24 hour curfew. She will have a card file at the local cop shop for signing in several times a week. Sound like she will have to provide a urine sample periodically as well.

    Comment by [email protected] — Fri 8th January 2010 @ 4:17 pm

  4. I have heard of it however it is VERY uncommon.

    The Bail conditions published are interesting. There is no mention of monitoring though I agree with Allan. While on bail an accused person will receive visits from police at random times 24/7. These can be stringent, down to having an unmarked care “Watch” the property afterwards! The drain on police is high. I have reason to believe that in addition to the corrections system, the police operate their own bail monitoring system, however it is not as extensive.

    The whole issue is interesting. There some wonderful dots to be joined up.

    You could do little better than to try Google!

    Comment by Keen Skier — Fri 8th January 2010 @ 4:55 pm

  5. 18 mths till her trial…its that politically correct bullshit that surrounds women…seems if you have tits and a fanny your treated fairly leniently in nz…sexist 1 sided shit

    Comment by ford — Fri 8th January 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  6. ….Reply to ford

    …And I thought I was blunt and straight to the point,and Hostile …But your statement above is very correct…..

    John Dutchie

    Comment by John Dutchie — Sat 9th January 2010 @ 9:55 am

  7. I know I am getting of the subject here…But I had to laugh and cry at the same time…..I read this particular article and just had to shake my head in disbelieve….

    Gee I wonder why….????….As in what has caused that situation to have shortage of ‘Male’ School Teachers in all sectors of N.Z Education ….Hello…!!!…

    Can’t you remember what happen to Peter Ellis….????

    ‘Critically endangered Male Pre-School Teachers’ in New Zealand

    Kind regards John Dutchie

    Comment by John Dutchie — Sun 10th January 2010 @ 2:52 pm

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