Miles
Beresford

Criminal Barrister

criminal barrister you can trust.

Based in Auckland, Miles specialises in criminal defence. He appears for clients on a range of allegations, from traffic and disorder through to serious allegations involving physical and sexual violence, fraud, and drugs.

Miles began his career in criminal defence law in 2016 and spent time as a prosecutor from 2019 to 2021 before moving into sole practice. With experience on both sides of the fence, he now practices exclusively in criminal defence.

Miles now regularly appears for clients at every stage of the criminal process, from initial appearances and bail through to trial or sentencing, and everything in between.

Areas of speciality.

Trials

Statistically speaking, just 18% of cases end with no convictions being entered to any of the charges. I can help you beat the odds. For more information, see The Flows in New Zealand's Justice System.

Sentencings

Sometimes, things don’t go the way we hope. More than 80% of charges brought to court end up in guilty verdicts or guilty pleas. I can help you leave the court through the front door, not the back door.

Pre-trial Applications

Getting a good outcome when it comes to bail, name suppression, or disclosure will have a huge impact on the rest of your case. I can help you get it right first time.

Discharge without Conviction

Everybody makes mistakes. I have argued dozens of discharge without conviction applications for both the prosecution and defence. I can help you get a second chance.

Appeals

Sometimes, judges make mistakes too. I can help you make things right.

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