Judge orders defendant to plead not guilty

A mother, who pleaded guilty to starving her infant son to death, was ordered to plead not guilty by the District Court yesterday.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

Solicitor quits after being rebuked by defendant

A solicitor making a plea for leniency after his client was found guilty of embezzling clients' money quit yesterday after the defendant rebuked his statements in court and talked about her fears of being kidnapped in prison.

Ivan Tang Yiu-wing, who was representing Anna Yen Hau-ming in the District Court, asked Deputy Judge Ada Yim Shun-yee to discharge him from the case.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Questions over speeding charge cut for tycoon

Tycoon Peter Lam Kin-ngok has succeeded in having a speeding charge reduced below the level that would have cost him his licence.

Last night, legislators said the full reasons for the decision should be made clear and speed detection equipment repaired if it was faulty.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Guilty plea reversed in Tamar case

A senior technician who earlier admitted using a computer improperly to send more than 78,000 electronic comments supporting one of the four bids for the Tamar government headquarters project was allowed to change his plea yesterday.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Prosecutors under fire from judge

Prosecutors came under fire from the Court of Appeal yesterday for allowing the home address of a witness in a drug trafficking case to be revealed during his trial.

Ng Tsz-hong, a drug trafficker who gave evidence against his alleged supplier, claimed he had been threatened in prison by inmates who claimed to be friends of the defendant, the court heard.

10 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Forgery charge

Wong Tak-leung, 46, accused of colour-photocopying 20 $100 notes in a shop was charged with counterfeiting money at Eastern Court. He entered a plea of not guilty and the case was adjourned for trial on April 13.

16 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Poisoning charge

Mr Justice Nguyen, considering his first criminal case since resigning as director of public prosecutions, questioned the prosecution decision to accept the mother's pleas of not guilty to attempted murder of the children.

2 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Father in sex case alters plea to not guilty

A father changed his guilty plea to innocent as he was due to be sentenced yesterday for molesting his two daughters.

The 39-year-old applied to change his plea after his younger daughter contacted police following an earlier hearing. She said she was asleep when he allegedly sneaked into her bedroom and touched her breasts.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Funds plea rejected

A plan to give free legal aid to children who want to represent themselves in court has been foiled after the Government rejected a plea for public funds.

The Duty Lawyers Scheme asked the Government for an extra $4 million a year to provide legal representation for children involved in care and protection order cases who are not entitled to free assistance.

12 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Plea bargain warning

PROSECUTION lawyers cannot enter into plea bargains with criminals and then complain when lenient sentences are imposed, the Court of Appeal said.

The court rejected a bid by the Attorney-General to have a 12-month prison sentence against a fraud conspirator increased.

1 Apr 1995 - 12:00am