criminal justice system

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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...

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...

Magistrates' Court

Got charged for the first time? Don’t go it alone.

Written by Hester Kelly, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Have you been charged for the first time? A person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system can be daunting. I once read the Magistrates’ Court described as the ‘legal...

Gavel and Books

The VLRC review of contested committals

Written by Sophie Parsons, In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The criminal justice system is in the midst of another major review. The focus is on the contested committal system, an important part of any criminal trial. The Victorian...