Defending against child porn charges in Victoria

Written by Andrew George, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Offences relating to child abuse material (“child pornography”) are some…

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Why it’s best to get a specialist lawyer for sex offences

Written by Kristina Kothrakis, Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Being accused of rape or sexual assault is a distressing…

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

Written by Hester Kelly, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers A person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system can…

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Rehabilitating young offenders or investment into criminality?

Written by Mahnoor Sikandar, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I have countless memories of going down to the cells…

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Hostile activities – Part 2

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I recently published a post that was critical of the…

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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.

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Working With Children – How the 2016 legislative changes fly in the face of the presumption of innocence

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In 2016, the Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 amended…

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Are you at risk of losing your security licence because you have been charged by police with a criminal offence?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers If you are employed in the security industry and have…

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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…

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Suspension of reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 – What are the benefits?

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Let’s make something clear at the outset… not all people…

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Human trafficking victims who commit crimes – How defence lawyers can best represent them

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. On Friday, 8 February, Felicity Gerry QC gave a talk…

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Rebecca – A victim of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. A recent report of the Victorian Ombudsman details the inhumane treatment of…

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Dodgy criminal justice policies – No body no parole

Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies Volume 1- No Body No Parole
In this episode of Doogue + George Presents Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies, we look at the flawed, illogical and ill-conceived no body, no parole legislation that the Victorian government proposes to introduce.

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