R v Pomare [2017] NZDC 23246

Published 23 May 2018

Burglary — driving whilst disqualified — driving whilst suspended — sentencing — Sullivan v R [2016] NZCA 100 Two defendants were sentenced on charges of burglary, the first defendant was also sentenced on two additional driving related charges. The defendants were involved in burglaries of small stores including convenience stores and dairies, targeting cigarettes for the "blue market". The court noted each defendant's previous convictions for relevant offending and the impact of the offending on the victims. The first defendant was sentenced to six years with a minimum period of imprisonment of three years, taking into account that he was being sentenced on two more burglaries than the second defendant and his previous convictions. He was also disqualified from driving for 13 months. The second defendant, also given an up-lift for previous convictions, was sentenced to four years and four months' imprisonment with a minimum period of imprisonment of two years and two months. Judgment Date: 12 October 2017.