Police

Police Doing Roadside Drug Testing

What Drugs Do Victoria Police Test For? Your Guide to Roadside Drug Testing This Festival/Camping/Holiday Season

What Drugs Do Victoria Police Test For? Your Guide to Roadside Drug Testing This Festival/Camping/Holiday Season Christmas is here and for many Victorians that will mean they go on camping trips, away to festivals and on weekends away. If you...

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...

Music Frestival Celebration

Festival Season, Sniffer Dogs and Searches – Your Guide to Dealing With Police at a Festival

Festival Season, Sniffer Dogs and Searches – Your Guide to Dealing With Police at a Festival Music festival season is here and many thousands of Victorians are looking forward to finally getting out their eskies, tents, blow up mattresses and...

Police Station

Police Interviews

Police Interviews   Regardless of how it happens, you have a right to ask to speak to a lawyer before a police interview proceeds. Interview Dos and Don’ts There are a number of ways in which the police will get...

Police questioning a couple at a rally

Hold Them Accountable

Hold Them Accountable Videoing Police It is hard to find the words to describe the footage of George Floyd. It is the same way I feel about the footage of the officers on top of David Dungay Junior and the...

Television

Resolving Conflict in the Age of Lawyer X

Resolving Conflict in the Age of Lawyer X I don’t enjoy watching law related shows – they make our business seem easy, artificial and/or sexy. Lawyer 3838, which aired recently on Channel Nine, is no exception. But I found myself...

Sniffer Dog

Can sniffer dogs smell LSD? Your Victorian drug detection dog questions, answered

Can sniffer dogs smell LSD? Your Victorian drug detection dog questions, answered It is increasingly common to see drug detection dogs (also known as ‘sniffer dogs’ or ‘passive alert detection dogs’) operating across Victoria, especially at music festivals. If you...

Table and Chair

The interview

The interview The interview is often the most crucial component of a criminal prosecution. The approach is consistent and typically, the match-up is disparate. In one corner you have a professional questioner pitted against an individual who, apart from being...