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It goes without saying that being charged with a criminal offence can have huge implications on a person’s life. A criminal conviction can take away your 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 defence lawyer working on the case to protect you. Daniel Schellenberg, LL.B. is an experienced lawyer in Auckland who specialises in defending criminal, drinking driving and traffic 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:
He offers affordable help with additional court business like limited licence applications, bail applications, parole board hearings, name suppression applications and appeals 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.
Address: 25 Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010
Office: 09 379 8330
Mobile: 022 430 0320