New Zealand Police v Sylva [2016] NZDC 16722

Published 10 January 2017

Being in an enclosed yard without reasonable excuse — burglary — unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle — sentencing. The defendant was sentenced to two years and seven months' imprisonment on a charge of burglary. Concurrent sentences of three months' were given for being in an enclosed yard, breach of bail and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle. A further concurrent sentence of 18 months' imprisonment was given on a second charge of burglary. Aggravating factors were the impact on victims and premeditation. A discount was given for the defendant's guilty plea. Judgment Date: 30 August 2016.