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What is a Committal Mention?

Written by Greer Boe, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers We often get asked by people first entering the court system, what is a committal mention? A committal mention is a hearing in the Magistrates’ Court. Almost all criminal charges...

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COVID-19 and plea hearings in the Magistrates’ Court

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The Magistrates’ Court has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjourning most matters to later on in the year. However, this should not be treated as a reason to put...