Convictions of specific offences by a specific Judicial Officer
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From: S. McLachlan
Dear Ministry of Justice,
Please provide a list of court cases, that have proceeded to defended hearings, for the offences of:
Sustained Loss of Traction
Unnecessary Exhibition of Speed or Acceleration
Operating a Vehicle in an Unauthorised Street Race
which have been heard by Judge Raoul Neave, since the introduction of the amendment to the Land Transport Act 1998, which introduced these offences, or as far back as practicable.
Alternatively, please provide a summary of the numbers of these offences, for which Judge Neave has convicted the defendant, in comparison to those for which he has acquitted the defendant.
Mr S. McLachlan
From: correspondence, official
Ministry of Justice
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