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Practice and Procedure

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

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...

Police Interviews

Police Interviews

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Regardless of how it happens, you have a right to ask to speak to a lawyer before a police interview proceeds. Interview Dos and Don’ts There are a number of...

What is a Committal Mention?

What is a Committal Mention?

Written by Greer Boe, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers We often get asked by people first entering the court system, what is a committal mention? A committal mention is a hearing in the Magistrates’ Court. Almost all criminal charges...

Criminal Justice Visas

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...

Hold Them Accountable

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...

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Written by Sam Cooper, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the day-to-day operation of the justice system. A recent example of this is Victoria Police’s decision to suspend bail reporting conditions from Friday 24...