sentencing

Lawyer Getting Sentence Indications in the Higher Courts Before a Judge

Sentence Indications in the Higher Courts

The article Sentence Indications in the Higher Courts is written by Sophie Parsons and Lachie Davine of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Sophie is a Partner, In-House Counsel and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist at Doogue + George. She is experienced...

Man Getting a Deferral of Sentence

Deferral of Sentence

Deferral of Sentence There are many sentencing options available to a Judge or Magistrate when a person pleads guilty to criminal offences in Court. The sentencing process itself involves the consideration and weighing of many factors,1 and often competing principles...

Scale of Justice Supported By Hands

Demystifying the Children’s Court of Victoria

Demystifying the Children’s Court of Victoria Tips for Young People and Parents The courtroom is an intimidating place, especially for children who have been charged with criminal offences. Fortunately, the Children’s Court of Victoria is a specialist judicial body tailored...

The Bugmy Bar Book Project and Sentencing Principles

The Bugmy Bar Book Project and Sentencing Principles In sentencing hearings, criminal defence lawyers routinely represent vulnerable people who have committed crimes in the broader context of significant personal hardship. The case of Bugmy v The Queen1 (‘Bugmy’) established sentencing...

Youth Offender

Youth Offenders – Considering Children in Crime

Youth Offenders – Considering Children in Crime Youth crime has been a media talking point going back decades in Australia. Nowadays, it is exhaustively trumpeted from all sides of politics. In the first months of 2023 and within weeks of...

Man Facing Family Hardship to Go Through Sentencing

Family Hardship and Sentencing in Victoria

Family Hardship and Sentencing in Victoria When a person is sentenced to a term of immediate imprisonment, the impact on their family – children, parents, siblings – is profound. While the courts can give weight to the hardship a person’s...