New Zealand Police v Jason Lucas [2016] NZDC 6618

Published 31 July 2016

Sentencing — Sentencing Act 2002, ss 84 and 86(2) — minimum sentence of imprisonment insufficient — burglary — unlawfully taking a motor vehicle. Defendant sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment on six charges of burglary and one charge of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle. Uplifts given for previous burglary and dishonesty convictions and impact of offending on victims. Judge found it was not appropriate in the circumstances of the case to impose a minimum sentence of imprisonment under s 84 as it would be insufficient for the purposes of sentencing (s 86(2)).