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...

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...

Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Belief

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply?

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply? When is the defence available? The defence of honest and reasonable mistake of fact is available in strict liability offences. A strict liability offence...

factual dispute law

Factual Dispute

Factual Dispute If you are charged with an offence, the police need to prove each element of that charge for you to be found guilty. A defence of ‘factual dispute’ arises where you dispute the facts that police are saying...

Claim of Right

Claim of Right

Claim of Right The courts are full of cases where someone is said to have taken another’s property or money. They range from lower level shop thefts, right through to large scale financial fraud involving millions of dollars. These types...

Statutory Time Limit

Charges That are Statute Barred

Charges That are Statute Barred An important deadline for police to meet, and for people charged to look out for, is the date charges must be laid by. If police miss the deadline, the accused person has the defence that...

Mentor and Mentee

A Good Mentor

A Good Mentor Having managed to complete a law degree without ever having the intention or desire to be a lawyer, early one March morning some years ago, I found myself in a job interview for a position as a...