Criminal Defence

Consent in Sex Matters

Consent in Sex Matters What is consent in a Sexual Assault case? The definition is surprisingly complex. If a person charged with sexual assault of an adult held a reasonable belief that the person who alleged they had been sexually...

People in a Rush

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail – How to Successfully Manage Criminal Charges

Written by Sam Cooper, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Being charged with criminal offending is extremely stressful. A natural reaction to being charged is to become overwhelmed and refuse to confront the reality of a pending court date. I...

Client and Lawyer

Can I Tell My Lawyer Everything?

Written by Annamiek Van Loon, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The short answer to the question “Can I tell my lawyer everything?”: Yes. The long answer: information you give your solicitor, what we call client instructions, is likely to...