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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...

Criminal Defences Book

Defence of Impossibility

Defence of Impossibility If your response to a criminal allegation against you is ‘but that’s impossible!’, you may be able to raise the defence of impossibility to either have your charge(s) withdrawn or be found not guilty. Fact finders in...

Justice Scale

Committal Mention Hearings

Committal Mention Hearings A committal mention hearing is one of the first hearings you will need to attend if you have been charged with an indictable offence and there is a potential for your case to go to a jury...

Specialist Defence Lawyers

Developments in Victorian Criminal Law Due to COVID-19 – Judge Alone Trials

Developments in Victorian Criminal Law Due to COVID-19 – Judge Alone Trials The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an already overburdened Victorian criminal justice system to delay hearings to accommodate public health imperatives. Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this was...

Scales of Justice

Headline: No jail for ‘exemplary’ woman who sped through stop sign, killed four. Cue: Public outrage

Headline: No jail for ‘exemplary’ woman who sped through stop sign, killed four. Cue: Public outrage Recently, the age published an article bearing the headline, “No jail for ‘exemplary’ woman who sped through stop sign, killed four.” This kind of...