Criminal record

Spent Conviction

Spent Convictions – Finally Here

Spent Convictions – Finally Here The Victorian parliament recently passed the Spent Convictions Bill 2021 (Vic) (‘the Spent Convictions Bill’). The Spent Convictions Bill gives people who have been found guilty of criminal offences an opportunity to avoid that finding...

Victorian Parliament

Victory has many fathers, defeat has none

It is great to see the progress and that a committee has
been formed to consider legislation on spent convictions.
It is long overdue and something Doogue + George applaud and have been advocating about for many years.

Police Officers in Front of the Magistrates' Court

Police discretion in the diversion process

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Kyle McDonald recently posted a blog covering diversion and police discretion to prosecute. It is, as ever with Kyle, a well-researched and interesting analysis of the issues involved. This is a...