Doogue + George Criminal Law Articles

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
TGD Flag Featured
Gender in the Justice System Dear reader, I would like to invite you to participate in a thought experiment. It Read more
Sentencing Book
Standard Sentences: What They Mean and How They are Applied The Standard Sentence Scheme was introduced in Victoria by the Read more
Victoria Police
Defund the Police In 2017-18, in a knee-jerk reaction to an exceptional event, the Victorian Government overhauled the Bail Act. Read more
Spent Conviction
Spent Convictions - Finally Here The Victorian parliament recently passed the Spent Convictions Bill 2021 (Vic) (‘the Spent Convictions Bill’). Read more