Criminal Trial

Wine

The verdict on jury trials

Written by Annamiek Van Loon, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Jury trials have been given a significant amount of media attention recently. The High Court’s quashing of George Pell’s conviction has led many to question not just the utility...

Man in Silence

The right to silence

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I was surprised to come across an online article on the ABC news website this morning which reported a murder trial in Western Australia. The article is titled – ‘Accused...

Magistrates' Court

Got charged for the first time? Don’t go it alone.

Written by Hester Kelly, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Have you been charged for the first time? A person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system can be daunting. I once read the Magistrates’ Court described as the ‘legal...

Gavel and Books

The VLRC review of contested committals

Written by Sophie Parsons, In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The criminal justice system is in the midst of another major review. The focus is on the contested committal system, an important part of any criminal trial. The Victorian...