criminal offences

What is a Defence Lawyer?

The article What is a Defence Lawyer? is written by Sophie Parsons and Brittany Llewellyn of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Sophie is a Partner, In-House Counsel, and an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist at Doogue + George. She specialises in...

Firearm on a Private Security Person

Firearm and Private Security Licensing Regimes – Police Discretion and Its Limits

Firearm and Private Security Licensing Regimes – Police Discretion and Its Limits Within the firearm and private security licensing regimes lie many discretionary decisions which can often leave people with legitimate and genuine purposes to be licensed without the confidence...

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime?

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime? If you are an internet user, then you will have likely come across cyberbullying in one way or another. Cyberbullying typically manifests in harassing behaviour, such as sending a person offensive or threatening messages,...

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...

Pregnancy, Children, and Prisons

Pregnancy, Children, and Prisons Pregnant women and mothers of infant children who are being sentenced for criminal offences pose a particularly challenging and emotive set of factual circumstances. There are any number of reasons why women may be sentenced for...

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 Station

Police record checks

This article was first published on 5 September 2013. 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...