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Established in 1995, partners Bill Doogue and Conor O’Brien were both acting for the Aboriginal Legal Service in the early 1990s as criminal lawyers when they decided to start a firm that specialized in criminal law. For more information, please contact us. DOOGUE O’BRIEN GEORGE TRAFFIC LAWYERS, Level 5 221 queen St, Melbourne Vic 3000, Ph: (03) 9670 5111, Fax: (03) 9351 1566, www.traffic-lawyers-melbourne.com.au

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Doogue o brien george is one of victoria s largest defence firms 7308109

CULPABLE DRIVING


About doogue o brien george

About Doogue O’Brien George

Doogue O’Brien George is one of Victoria’s largest defence firms.

Established in 1995, partners Bill Doogue and Conor O’Brien were both acting for the Aboriginal Legal Service in the early 1990s as criminal lawyers when they decided to start a firm that specialized in criminal law.


Culpable driving

culpable driving

Culpable driving causing death is an extremely serious offence if you are found guilty you serve a lengthy prison term. This type of charge is heard in the County Court.

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person, by the culpable driving of a motor vehicle, causes the death of another person. A person drives a motor vehicle culpably if they drive the motor vehicle is driven in a form listed in the section.

In essence to prove this charge the Prosecutor must prove that the accused drove a motor vehicle, and was the driver of the motor vehicle which was driven culpably in a form listed in the section.


Possible defenses

possible defenses

  • Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Belief

  • Necessity

  • Impossibility

  • Lack of Intent

  • Charges are Statute Barred

  • Intoxication

  • Sudden or Extraordinary Emergency

  • Factual Dispute/Beyond Reasonable Doubt


Penalties

penalties

  • Community Corrections Order

  • Term of Imprisonment


Contact us

contact us

DOOGUE O’BRIEN GEORGE TRAFFIC LAWYERS

Melbourne

Lvl 5 221 Queen StMelbourne, VIC 3000Ph: (03) 9670 5111Fax: (03) 9351 1566

Visit: Traffic-lawyers-melbourne.com.au


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