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Bail

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...

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...

COVID-19 and the courts: How are courts responding to COVID-19 in their decisions?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The outbreak of COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) has radically changed our lifestyle in a way that we could never have predicted. It has indiscriminately stunned every aspect of our lives. The drastic...

Bail – The new Everest of criminal law

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Earlier this year, the Victorian government introduced amendments to the Bail Act 1977 (‘the Act’), following the tragic Bourke street incident in January 2017. These amendments have made it more difficult for people...

Presumption against bail

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Increasingly, I am left shaking my head at law and order in Victoria. The similarity to the Trump presidency is frightening in its capacity to strike a blow every few days...

Bail or bust

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The issue of bail and night court is still running in the media since the tragic events unfolded in  Bourke Street where a number of people were killed. As someone involved...

Bourke St, bail and blame

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Last Friday, a terrible incident occurred in our city and like everyone else who heard and saw it all unfold, it is hard to be unmoved by the tragic event. As...