Criminal Defence

Man With Sexsomnia Using it as Criminal Defence

Sleep Sex: Sexsomnia as a Criminal Defence

The article Sleep Sex: Sexsomnia as a Criminal Defence is written by Josh Harris and Ella Trickey of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Josh is an Associate at Doogue + George who specialises in contested summary hearings and contested intervention...

ADLA Discussion on Early Stage Resolution

ADLA Conference 2023 – Early Stage Resolution Panel Discussion

ADLA Conference 2023 – Early Stage Resolution Panel Discussion Often, people don’t approach a defence lawyer until they have been charged with an offence and have a court date approaching – but there are many steps that can be taken...

Police Station

Can Lawyers Attend Police Interviews?

Can Lawyers Attend Police Interviews? The issue of whether criminal lawyers can attend a Police Interview has a couple of very simple answers: “yes they can” and “yes we do”. I was contacted recently by a man who was struggling because...

Incident That May Validate the Criminal Defence of Self Defence

Defence Series – Self Defence

Defence Series – Self Defence Fights and conflict are often complicated. There may be an argument where both sides get physical with one another. While one person may be left with more serious injuries, this does not necessarily mean that...

Man Pointing a Gun to Someone Which is a Form of Duress

Defence of Duress

Defence of Duress We often get asked by our clients what defences are available to them when they have been charged. If you are able to raise a defence successfully, it often means that you are found not guilty of...

Defence of Intoxication

Defence of Intoxication If you are intoxicated at the time when it is alleged you committed an offence, depending on the circumstances, this could be relevant to whether you are found guilty or not guilty. If it is not self-induced...

CT Scan of Someone With Mental Impairment

Defence of Mental Impairment

Defence of Mental Impairment In Victorian criminal law, there is a defence of mental impairment. This defence can be raised by people who have been charged with criminal wrongdoing. If it is found that an accused person was mentally impaired...

Man and Lack of Intent

Lack of Intent

Lack of Intent Our clients frequently come to us with a similar conundrum – what happens if a crime is committed unintentionally? Is a lack of intent a defence to a criminal offence? Many clients wonder why they are in...