A Guide to Preparing a Plea

For many people, their first interaction with the criminal justice system will be their only interaction. Often their matters resolve as a Plea and every accused person wants to make every effort to prepare and present the best possible Plea. They also want to know...

A Guide to Criminal Appeals

Criminal appeals are complex. Whether it is at the County Court of Court of Appeal level, criminal appeals require proper preparation and attention. When running appeals in the Court of Appeal, the situation is almost inevitably complicated by the fact that the...
Quarantine For Prisoners in Victoria

Quarantine For Prisoners in Victoria

If you have a loved one experiencing quarantine in custody, or you are preparing to go into custody, you will be wondering about quarantine for prisoners in Victoria. We have heard countless stories of confused messaging regarding quarantine for prisoners, differing...
Preparing for Prison

Preparing for Prison

The basis of the advice we give to clients preparing for prison, the insights that have been shared by clients past and present, are outlined in this article. In the first episode of Orange is the New Black, the protagonist, Piper Chapman, is taken into custody at a...

An Introduction to the Summary Stream

The majority of criminal matters in Victoria start and remain in the Magistrates’ Court. They are referred to as summary matters and incorporate a range of offences from driving offences, theft, drug offences and minor violent offences. Summary Stream matters...