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Drugs

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...

Music festivals, drugs, testing and common sense

Written by Jack Parsons, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Drug use and music festivals seem married to each other. Like two peas in a pod, they are inseparable. One of those things that has been going on since the first person...

Synthetics – A proven difficult prosecution

Synthetics – A proven difficult prosecution

Written by Dee Giannopoulos, Solicitor Doogue + George defence lawyers. As part of the ADLA conference, we were presented with a case study by Josh Taaffe & Cameron Browne.  The matter in question concerned a client who was represented by both...

Drugs, impairment and post-incident administration

Drugs, impairment and post-incident administration

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 Medicine...

Queensland: The state of cowboy politicians

Given the amount of interest in the last blog about the new drug laws in Queensland we asked Fiona Patten to explain further how the drug laws have been amended and the effect of this amendment.  Last week, Australia’s vaguest...