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ADLA Discussion on Early Stage Resolution

ADLA Conference 2023 – Early Stage Resolution Panel Discussion

ADLA Conference 2023 – Early Stage Resolution Panel Discussion Often, people don’t approach a defence lawyer until they have been charged with an offence and have a court date approaching – but there are many steps that can be taken...

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...

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...

Man Arrested Due to Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition The public display of Nazi symbols is now an offence in Victoria. There has been a recent increase in the public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria and the legislation was introduced to ‘assist in combating racism,...

Person With Cognitive Impairment Going Through a Police Interview

Know Your Rights: Police Interviews for People with Cognitive Impairments

Know Your Rights: Police Interviews for People with Cognitive Impairments People with cognitive impairments are vastly overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Protective measures put in place on initial contact with police ensure that a vulnerable person’s rights are protected,...