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 â€“ 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 judgeâ€™s reasoning on the facts of the case, the restorative justice conference, relevant circumstances of Mr. Fletcherâ€™s background, and the imposition of a sentence of two years imprisonment (suspended) and reparation.
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