Your Rights

With over 130 years experience between them, the team at Liberty Law is well experienced in the judicial process, and knows how stressful it can be for anyone accused of a crime.

This section endeavours to help you understand your rights in relation to the New Zealand law system and the police. Everybody has the same rights, though under 17s are entitled to extra help in the judicial process.

Adults – read more

Under 17 – read more

For first-time offenders who are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and process, head to the Community Law website and download the resource “A Guide to Sentencing and the Criminal Justice System”.