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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...

People in a Rush

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...

Client and Lawyer

Can I Tell My Lawyer Everything?

Written by Annamiek Van Loon, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The short answer to the question “Can I tell my lawyer everything?”: Yes. The long answer: information you give your solicitor, what we call client instructions, is likely to...

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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...