CCOs under attack and more nonsense about criminals walking free

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. In “news” over the last 24 hours, the Herald Sun posted…

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Cross-examination at the Royal Commission into institutional abuse of children

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. We have been appearing at a large number of the case…

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The Tyson debate brings history into the spotlight

I’m going to weigh in on the recent kerfuffle about boxer Mike Tyson coming to Australia next month to head…

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Dear Victoria Police: As many emails as it takes.

There is a disturbing practice emerging from within Victoria Police. One that sees our clients’ fundamental rights to know the…

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Five tips: Difficult clients and how to deal with them.

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers As criminal defence lawyers, our client base includes a varied…

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The High Court appeal dismissal that didn’t make the news on August 15th 2012

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Yesterday there was an enormous amount of media coverage of…

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The criminal justice diversion program: Can you avoid a criminal record?

Written by Shaun Pascoe. Solicitor, Doogue + George Criminal Lawyers, Heidelberg Currently, Victoria does not have a regime for spent…

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Understanding the basics of drug testing reports

Guest post by Dr. Michael Robertson – Independent Forensic Consulting Dr. Robertson is a forensic toxicologist at Independent Forensic Consulting…

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The persistent questions surrounding pre-sentence detention, Renzella time and Doubly Warranted Detention

It will, from time to time, occur that a client currently serving a sentence will come before the Courts to…

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Community corrections order – Impacts and issues

The new Community Corrections Order (CCO) has been introduced and consequently Intensive Correction Orders (ICO), suspended sentences for certain offences…

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