Source: (2000) Auckland District Court, 29 March 2000

This document presents the sentencing notes of Judge J. P. Gittos of the District Court of Auckland in the matter of the Queen v Mark Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher pled guilty to a violent offense – specifically, a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Following his arrest and arraignment, Mr. Fletcher participated in a restorative justice conference with the victim, the conference apparently being instigated by the police officer initially involved in the case. The sentencing notes present the judge’s reasoning on the facts of the case, the restorative justice conference, relevant circumstances of Mr. Fletcher’s background, and the imposition of a sentence of two years imprisonment (suspended) and reparation.

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