Criminal record

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Criminal Records and Spent Convictions

This article was first published on 26 October 2022. 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...

Australian Passport

‘So Your Client is Being Deported?’ (ADLA Seminar) – Presented by Tom Foran, Immigration Lawyer

‘So Your Client is Being Deported?’ (ADLA Seminar) – Presented by Tom Foran, Immigration Lawyer Each year, lawyers from across Australia come together for the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance (ADLA) conference to share resources and knowledge specific to the practice...

Applying for Diversion

Diversion – How Does it Work?

This article was first published on 9 July 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...

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...

Victorian Parliament

Victory has many fathers, defeat has none

It is great to see the progress and that a committee has
been formed to consider legislation on spent convictions.
It is long overdue and something Doogue + George applaud and have been advocating about for many years.

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...