conviction

Sentencing Indication

Sentence Indication in the Magistrates’ Court – What are They and How are They Used?

Sentence Indication in the Magistrates’ Court – What are They and How are They Used? A person accused of a criminal offence heard in the Magistrates’ Court can apply for a ‘sentence indication’ under the Criminal Procedure Act. A sentence...

Spent Conviction

Spent Convictions – Finally Here

This article was first published on 24 March 2021. The enactment of the Spent Convictions Act 2021 (Vic) means that certain findings of guilt may now become spent. Please read our articles about spent convictions to read more about the...

Police Officers in Front of the Magistrates' Court

Police discretion in the diversion process

Police discretion in the diversion process Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Kyle McDonald recently posted a blog covering diversion and police discretion to prosecute. It is, as ever with Kyle, a well-researched and interesting analysis of...