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Criminal Law

Can sniffer dogs smell LSD? Your Victorian drug detection dog questions, answered

Written by Jack Parsons, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers It is increasingly common to see drug detection dogs (also known as ‘sniffer dogs’ or ‘passive alert detection dogs’) operating across Victoria, especially at music festivals. If you plan to...

Is your bong legal?

Written by Greer Boe, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Cannabis law reform is occurring throughout the country, with home-grown legalisation in the Australian Capital Territory and decriminalisation of cannabis in various States and Territories. However, the legal status of...

Will I lose my license? Your Victorian drug driving questions, answered

Written by Dee Giannopoulos, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Receiving a drug-driving charge can be a devastation experience. It also raises a number of concerns about penalties, criminal records and the impact on your driver’s license. Here are...

Protesting – Know where you stand

Written by Hester Kelly, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers You might have recently seen in the media a lot of coverage about nationwide and worldwide protests about climate change – or you may have even been at one, happily...

Hostile activities – Part 2

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I recently published a post that was critical of the Court of Appeal’s 2018 decision in the case of Dacre & Ors v R.1 That judgment established a problematic construction...

International driver’s licenses

International driver’s licenses

Written by Jack Parsons, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Overseas travel and road trips. You know what I’m talking about. 21 years old, a new found freedom and sense of purpose reduced to couple pals in a crummy car...

Hostile activities – Part 1

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Criminal law gives the government power to take away people’s liberty. It is also meant to curb and constrain this power. The power to detain in a liberal society is...