Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tony Veitch to appear in court 9am tomorrow

[ Update see below for his sentence]
The depositions hearing against Tony Veitch will not proceed as planned on Monday, but no-one is saying why. Instead Veitch will appear in court tomorrow morning. He was charged with assaulting his partner.
TVNZ has the possible legal options:
-Veitch could be pleading guilty to all the charges.

-Veitch could accept that there is a case to answer, will plead not guilty and the matter will go straight to trial.

-The hearing may not take place because one or more witnesses are not available.

-The hearing may not take place due to police withdrawing all charges.

-The hearing is unnecessary, due to police replacing existing charges with lesser ones, and a plea bargain has been negotiated.

I'm wondering if it will be either a plea bargain or a withdrawal of charges. He wont go to jail.

UPDATE He pleaded guilty under a plea bargain although seven charges were dropped. Sentenced to nine months supervision and 300 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine. Probably the only person to to lose his job over community service and a fine - before being sentenced.

It's good that is is now over. Let him get on with his life. He's already lost $100,000 to his former partner. Do you think he deserved his sentence?




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sentence was a bit harsh, I thought.

April 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Karl Udy said...

Given what has happened with other high-profile people in similar situations, if this had gone to the police before the media then there is a fair chance he would have got permanent name suppression and still be on TV and radio

April 17, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

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