The 2011 case of Singh v Police NZHC 25 involved an appeal against a sentence of imprisonment for three years and three months for aggravated robbery. The High Court of New Zealand held that the appellant’s remorse was demonstrated practically and materially through a restorative justice meeting with his family. This remorse was also established by an advance the defendant had taken from his family to repay the money taken during the aggravated robbery. An allowance of one year from the starting point was considered appropriate as a result of the reparation, exceptional remorse, and guilty plea (para. 16).

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