about us

We are a private criminal defence law practice.  We are independent from the police, the Crown, the Public Defence Service and other government agencies.

Our defence team conducts cases covering the full range of criminal charges including excess breath alcohol and other driving offences, through to serious crimes including violence, fraud, drugs and sexual offending.

We are specialist Court lawyers and have considerable experience in conducting trials and hearings in the High Court, District and Youth Courts. 

Our team is based in Tauranga but we regularly appear in Courts around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

Tony Balme Law also conducts cases for the defence in respect of prosecutions by government agencies such as the Ministry of Social Development (WINZ), the Department of Internal Affairs, the Inland Revenue Department and the Serious Fraud Office.

We have particular expertise in assisting clients to obtain Limited Licences (Work Licences) and Interlock Licences.  We also provide advice and representation for clients in respect of applications for bail, discharge without conviction and name suppression.

We are here to help our clients.  We provide sound legal advice and representation for anyone who has been charged with a criminal offence. 

At Tony Balme Law we have a down-to-earth approach and believe that all of our clients should be treated with confidentiality, respect and care.

We represent legally aided clients and accept private instructions.