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Stepanicic v R

Criminal law – sentence

Stepanicic v R – [2015] NZCA 35 – Wild, MacKenzie and Lang JJ – 2 March 2015

Causing grievous bodily harm with intent to avoid arrest or facilitate flight in commission of crime – self defence – directions on question trail and “excessive force”  whether self defence available where honest but mistaken belief that police using excessive or unlawful force and reasonable force used in response. 


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Last updated on the 2nd April 2015