Doogue + George Criminal Law Articles

Pregnancy, Children, and Prisons Pregnant women and mothers of infant children who are being sentenced for criminal offences pose a Read more
Melbourne Magistrates' Court
What is a Contest Mention? You may have heard your lawyer refer to your matter ‘proceeding to contest mention hearing’. Read more
Rehabilitation Seminar
What is a Community Corrections Order? A community corrections order (‘CCO’) is a sentencing order that a Judge or Magistrate Read more
Justice Scale
Committal Mention Hearings A committal mention hearing is one of the first hearings you will need to attend if you Read more
Applying for Diversion
Diversion – How Does it Work? Many jobs and volunteer positions require a national police check, meaning a criminal history Read more
Gavel
Mention Hearings at the Magistrates’ Court If you have been charged with a summary criminal offence, you will be summonsed, Read more
Man Making a Threat to Kill Via Email
Making a Threat to Kill It can come as a shock to learn that words you communicate in person, via Read more
Different Ways Your Case Can Finalise in the Magistrates' Court If you have been charged by the police, you might Read more
Equipment for Webex Hearing
How to Prepare and Appear for a Webex Hearing at the Magistrates’ Court Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Magistrates’ Read more
Magistrates' Court
How to Make a Spent Conviction Application In March 2021, the Victorian Parliament passed the Spent Conviction Act 2021 (Vic). Read more