Using text messages as evidence in criminal trials

Using text messages as evidence in criminal trials

Criminal Law Practise and Procedure
Text messages are becoming increasingly important in criminal trials. What a text message can show. Text messages can establish that...
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Organised crime, coercive powers and the purpose of Office Of Chief Examiner Investigations

Organised crime, coercive powers and the purpose of Office Of Chief Examiner Investigations

Uncategorized
Investigations conducted by the Office of Chief Examiner (‘OCE’) are intended to obtain evidence for use in prosecutions for organised...
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The DOB files – The latest news from the Melbourne, Broadmeadows & Heidelberg offices of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

The DOB files – The latest news from the Melbourne, Broadmeadows & Heidelberg offices of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

Doogue O'Brien George - Criminal Defence Lawyers
News Time Our last DOB News update was way back in March and so much has happened since then. Let’s...
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The Sex Offender Registration Act: The defence lawyer’s perspective

The Sex Offender Registration Act: The defence lawyer’s perspective

Criminal Law Sex Offences
Dealing with sex offences is a complex task, but one that defence lawyers regularly face. As defence lawyers, we have...
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ARC lists – Getting justice right

ARC lists – Getting justice right

Criminal Law Practise and Procedure
  The thing about working in the justice system is the amount of injustice we also see. Law reform is...
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ASIC investigations: Corporate criminal liability

ASIC investigations: Corporate criminal liability

Corporate Crime
Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigations can lead to criminal prosecution and often imprisonment. Who is at risk? ASIC will...
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Sexual assault reform strategy. Why tougher penalties fail the victims, the offender and ultimately, the community.

Sexual assault reform strategy. Why tougher penalties fail the victims, the offender and ultimately, the community.

Criminal Law Sex Offences
The Sexual Assault Reform Strategy report for the Department of Justice reflects that there has been a failure to grapple...
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What happens to a firearm after it has been seized by police?

What happens to a firearm after it has been seized by police?

Firearms
What happens to a firearm after it has been seized by police? If it has not been taken as a...
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MAGISTRATES – power to make directions

MAGISTRATES – power to make directions

Practise and Procedure
A very useful section to bear in mind in the Magistrates Court. If you can find no other specific section...
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Seeking documents for a sexual offences committal. Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the police and DHS (Department of Human Services).

Seeking documents for a sexual offences committal. Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the police and DHS (Department of Human Services).

Sex Offences
You can obtain documents through subpoena and through the form 32. Another way to source interesting and relevant documents is...
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