Driving Offences

Driving

The impact of COVID-19 on your driver’s licence

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers There isn’t anything which hasn’t already been said to describe the wide-reaching impact the COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) pandemic is having on people. It is interesting to see the anomalous affect coronavirus...

Drug Driving

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...

Chemical Processing

Understanding the basics of drug testing reports

Guest post by Dr. Michael Robertson – Independent Forensic Consulting Dr. Robertson is a forensic toxicologist at Independent Forensic Consulting and a specialist consultant to a range of medico-legal organisations. Dr. Robertson graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic...

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Preliminary briefs and the full police brief

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Criminal Defence Lawyers are set to face new and incomprehensible difficulties defending driving matters with the recent notification that the Highway Patrol will not provide us with full briefs when...

Police Talking With a Driver

Refuse breath test offences – New Court of Appeal decisions and their impact on these cases.

We quite frequently and commonly deal with drink driving cases that involve the client failing to accompany the police for the purpose of providing a breath sample or accompanying them and leaving before providing a sample. These charges carry mandatory...