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How a minor criminal conviction can get you deported…

As a migrant, did you know if you are convicted of a minor charge such as drink driving or wilful damage you can be deported? Even if you’re a resident?
That’s because under NZ law, any minor conviction (a conviction which carries a minimum sentence of up to three months in jail) committed in the first two years of residency automatically results in deportation. This isn’t something many are aware of – not only migrants, but many in the legal sector too. So, what do you need to know? And what can you do? New Zealand Immigration Law’s principle lawyer Aaron Martin and criminal lawyer Rebecca Keenan from Liberty Law share what you need to know.

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