R v Amy Simeon-Smith  NZDC 15446
Published 10 January 2017
Blackmail — Crimes Act 1961, ss 237 and 238 — sentencing.
The defendant was sentenced to 90 days community work and ordered to pay $500 reparation for a charge of blackmail.
Blackmail carries a maximum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment under s 238 of the Crimes Act, although cases where imprisonment was imposed could be distinguished from the facts of this case. Also, mitigating factors outweighed aggravating factors.
Judgment Date: 28 July 2016.