criminal law

Family Violence Evidence

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders In criminal law proceedings, complex rules of evidence can be the cause of lengthy legal argument. In contrast, in contested Family Violence Intervention Order Applications, Section 65 of the Family Violence Protect Act (‘the...

Boat

Hostile activities – Part 1

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Criminal law gives the government power to take away people’s liberty. It is also meant to curb and constrain this power. The power to detain in a liberal society is...

Building and People

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...

Presentation on Ethics for Criminal Lawyers

Ethics for criminal lawyers

Written by Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. On 18 March 2016 I heard Rob Franklin, Managing Director of Potts Lawyers, give a lecture on ethics as part of the 2016 ADLA conference. In addition to being Managing Director at Potts...

Sentencing Book

Baseline offences – Adding up the difference between median and baseline

Written by Bill Doogue.Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. There has been some struggle to get to the essence of what will happen with baseline offences, since the introduction of the amended Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences) Bill 2014 in April last year....

County Court

VLA consultation on criminal trials and proposed changes

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers.   The Victoria Legal Aid “VLA” consultation on criminal trials is an interesting document. It is hard to fault most of what it puts forward. From my perspective, the consultation can...