Carnal Knowledge Without Consent

The client was charged with having raped the alleged victim 30 years ago. She was alleged to have come to his house and sat on his bed and then the alleged offences were said to have occurred.

The alleged victim had waited for a long time before telling anyone her allegation (years after she had fell out with the defendant’s wife). There was a pretext tape that was alleged to contain admissions.

The client was extremely distressed by what he saw as an outrageous attack on his character.

Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne County Court.

A lot of preparatory work was undertaken to establish the relationship history between the various witnesses.

The client was acquitted on all the charges.


Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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