Criminal Law



Most criminal work is on legal aid and if it is then cases are usually assigned by the state to the lawyer. You can choose your lawyer on legal aid if the charges are sufficiently serious or in certain other circumstances such as if you've rung the lawyer on the police detention scheme from the police station after hours.


Wayne Jones is a former police prosecutor and does the full range of criminal work, with legal aid categorisation PC2, meaning that he can do most jury trials.


Steven Zindel is categorised for all criminal cases including very serious trials and appeals. If you are wishing to pay privately you can always choose your lawyer and we have the collective skills so that few cases will be beyond us.

Useful Links

Legal Aid

Ministry of Justice

New Zealand Law Society

Useful General Information

Contact Zindels

Open Hours

Mon to Fri,  9am to 5pm

21 New Street, Nelson

Phone 03 548 0039


After Hours

Steve 03 546 7534

Wayne 021 130 2624


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Zindels – long time supporters of Coast to Coast athletes
Zindels – long time supporters of Coast to Coast athletes