Shane Tait Auckland Criminal Lawyer

Charged with a crime or know someone who has been?

A brush with the criminal law can be intimidating, is seldom expected and can have life changing effects.

If you or someone you know has been or is going to be charged with a criminal offence  competent, accurate legal advice can make a real difference.

Shane and his team appear in Court every day and have successfully defended hundreds of people.

Pooling knowledge and experience our result focussed approach aims to tailor the best outcomes for individual clients.

How does hiring a Criminal Lawyer help?

Your lawyer will get your side of the story and provide you with some basic advice and information.  However, without obtaining your police file, their initial advice may be limited.

If you decide to hire a lawyer after your initial consultation, your lawyer will obtain your police file and analyze it for the following:

  • Is your file complete?  Is there something missing?
  • Were the proper charges laid?
  • Are the charges against you unusually harsh in the circumstances?
  • Who are the witnesses against you?  Are they reliable?
  • Did the police officers involved make any mistakes?
  • Is any of the evidence against you inadmissible in court?
  • What evidence against you is admissible?

You may be surprised to learn of all the ways in which a lawyer can help you.  Once your lawyer has performed a detailed analysis of your case, including obtaining facts and researching the relevant laws, your lawyer will present you with the options available to you.

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Why call a lawyer now

Expert legal help is your best option. Your lawyer’s advice about your options will enable you to make an informed decision about how to proceed.

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A criminal defence lawyer can help you

Just because you’ve been charged with a crime doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. Criminal law is complex, and you have a lot to lose if you don’t take the right steps. Talk to an experienced criminal lawyer now.

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Ten things you should not do when arrested

The simplest “to do” rule is to do what you are told. Simple, but somehow it often escapes someone who is either scared or intoxicated.

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Calling a lawyer today will benefit your case

Your lawyer will interview you and any other witnesses right away, while memories are still fresh. Witness statements will be taken to preserve evidence.

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We are available 24 Hours a day, ensuring the prompt delivery of immediate expert legal advice and representation.

Call us now on 09 308 9446 or 021 628 001

Hiring a lawyer levels the playing field

Criminal law is a complex mix of statute, common law and precedents (past decisions by the court) and procedure (rules and regulations). You deserve the best outcome possible, but do you have the expertise and knowledge to get it on your own?

Do you want to be the only person in the room who is not well versed in criminal law? You should have an expert of your own.

Don’t lose hope.  Even if you think you might be guilty, there are many ways that your lawyer can help.  In addition to analyzing your case and spelling out your options, your lawyer will help you to navigate the complex legal justice system.

You don’t have to go through this alone.  Get an expert on your side. Seek professional legal help today by calling an experienced criminal defence lawyer. Call us on

Don’t wait to call a lawyer. When you seek legal advice right away, you put your lawyer in the best position to be able to help you.

If you contact a lawyer before charges are laid against you, your lawyer may also be able to save you significant time and money by preventing charges from ever being laid. You don’t have to wait for the police to come to you. You need a lawyer to obtain the best possible result for your case.

Why Choose Us

  • We have wide ranging experience in Courts, tribunals and Parole Board hearings across New Zealand
  • We cover the full range of offending from dishonesty and violence through to drug dealing, manufacture and importation to rape, manslaughter and murder
  • We have years of experience and proven results
  • From the Police station attendance, to the District court, the High court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
  • Our strategic expertise, outstanding client service and discretion mean we ensure your best interests are met.