Sentencing: The distinction between trafficking and cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis

Sentencing: The distinction between trafficking and cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis

Criminal Law
  Legislators seem to be at pains to not distinguish between the two offences; trafficking in a commercial quantity of...
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Clear thinking on a charge of cultivating or trafficking a commercial quantity of cannabis

Clear thinking on a charge of cultivating or trafficking a commercial quantity of cannabis

Criminal Law Drugs
Written by Josh Taaffe. Solicitor, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers A client came into the office recently, clutching his charge...
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Talking about prisoners rights. Josh Taaffe on 3CR’s Right Now Radio program.

Talking about prisoners rights. Josh Taaffe on 3CR’s Right Now Radio program.

Criminal Law
Josh Taafe speaks about the important subject of prisoners rights on Melbourne's community radio station 3CR, aired on February 9...
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10 things to know about subpoenas in criminal cases in Victoria

10 things to know about subpoenas in criminal cases in Victoria

Criminal Law Evidence
    Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers A subpoena is a document that is issued by...
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For the record – Victoria Police’s unjust Information Release Policy

Criminal Justice Criminal Law
Written by Josh Taaffe. Solicitor, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In Victoria, the release of a person’s criminal history is...
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Community corrections order – Impacts and issues

Community corrections order – Impacts and issues

Criminal Law Doogue + George - Criminal Defence Lawyers Practise and Procedure
The new Community Corrections Order (CCO) has been introduced and consequently Intensive Correction Orders (ICO), suspended sentences for certain offences...
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New order: CCO vs. CBO

New order: CCO vs. CBO

Criminal Law Doogue + George - Criminal Defence Lawyers Practise and Procedure
The new community corrections, effective as of Monday 16th January 2012, replace all current community-based orders, so what does this...
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Drug and alcohol testing – Forensic facts and fine points

Drug and alcohol testing – Forensic facts and fine points

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Guest post by Dr. Michael Robertson – Independent Forensic Consulting Dr. Robertson is a forensic toxicologist at Independent Forensic Consulting...
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Appearing in the Coroner’s Court

Appearing in the Coroner’s Court

Criminal Law Practise and Procedure
Having to appear in the Coroners Court, on behalf of an interested party, can be a stressful and emotional experience....
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DNA – The defence approach

DNA – The defence approach

Criminal Law Practise and Procedure
Guest blog post by John Desmond, barrister. The first item on the agenda for competent criminal defence lawyers faced with...
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