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...

Criminal Defences Book

The Difference Between Proving Someone is Innocent and Being Found Guilty ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’

The Difference Between Proving Someone is Innocent and Being Found Guilty ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ There is a significant difference between proving someone is innocent and being found not guilty because the prosecution have not been able to prove its case...

People in a Rush

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

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

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...