criminal defence

Claim of Right

Claim of Right

Claim of Right The courts are full of cases where someone is said to have taken another’s property or money. They range from lower level shop thefts, right through to large scale financial fraud involving millions of dollars. These types...

Statutory Time Limit

Charges That are Statute Barred

Charges That are Statute Barred An important deadline for police to meet, and for people charged to look out for, is the date charges must be laid by. If police miss the deadline, the accused person has the defence that...

Mentor and Mentee

A Good Mentor

Written by Kate Da Costa, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Having managed to complete a law degree without ever having the intention or desire to be a lawyer, early one March morning some years ago, I found myself...

Man in Silence

The right to silence

The right to silence I was surprised to come across an online article on the ABC news website this morning which reported a murder trial in Western Australia. The article is titled – ‘Accused Claremont Serial Killer Bradley Edwards shocks...

USB Cable

ADLA Conference 2015 speaker – Dr. Bradley Shatz Digital Forensics Expert – Digital data and criminal investigations

Written by Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Recent events, such as Edward Snowden’s divulging of the surveillance apparatuses being run by various governments, have increased our awareness of the great amount of data being captured and retained by our electronic devices...

Jury

Jury selection

Written by Bill Doogue, Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. I must say, I almost choked on my weetbix and rice milk the other day when I read at the end of an article in the Age, that the Jury Commissioner...

Shadows

What is the point of the Sex Offender Registry?

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Last week I attended a plea for a client who was charged with failing to notify the Sex Offender Registry that he had changed work places. Now, let’s rewind the...

Chemical Processing

Understanding the basics of drug testing reports

Guest post by Dr. Michael Robertson – Independent Forensic Consulting Dr. Robertson is a forensic toxicologist at Independent Forensic Consulting and a specialist consultant to a range of medico-legal organisations. Dr. Robertson graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic...