Criminal Justice

Travelling Man Holding Passport With Visa

Criminal Justice Visas

Written by Kate Da Costa, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers If you are in Australia on a temporary visa, such as a holiday, study or work visa, and you are suspected of having committed a criminal offence or...

Sexual penetration of a child under 16

Mandatory Child Sex Offence Laws

Written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The Federal parliament has introduced legislation addressing child sexual offending known as the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection...

Barbed Wire

Righting wrongs

Written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In this blog Sophie Parsons outlines the outcome of the recent High Court decision of Binsaris v Northern Territory and the renewed interest...

Kumanjayi Walker Protest

In defence of Blak life

In defence of Blak life The worldwide outrage following the public killing of George Floyd’s in Minneapolis has demanded a well overdue conversation at home. It is overwhelming to see the outpour of solidarity from many Australians in response. For...

Police questioning a couple at a rally

Hold Them Accountable

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Videoing Police It is hard to find the words to describe the footage of George Floyd. It is the same way I feel about the footage of the officers on...

Specialist Defence Lawyers

Developments in Victorian Criminal Law Due to COVID-19 – Judge Alone Trials

Developments in Victorian Criminal Law Due to COVID-19 – Judge Alone Trials The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an already overburdened Victorian criminal justice system to delay hearings to accommodate public health imperatives. Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this was...

Scales of Justice

Headline: No jail for ‘exemplary’ woman who sped through stop sign, killed four. Cue: Public outrage

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Recently, the age published an article bearing the headline, “No jail for ‘exemplary’ woman who sped through stop sign, killed four.” This kind of inflammatory reporting consistently sends people to...