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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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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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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