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Have you visited our new Facebook Page or Twitter site?

We have very recently launched our new Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/galballyrolfe) and Twitter site (https://twitter.com/GalballyRolfe)! We will be posting information regarding the most recent developments in the criminal law, news from our team and commentary on relevant news items. Like our page and get the benefit of complimentary up to date information. Kind regards, The Team […]

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Community Correction Order Breaches
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Ruth Shann – Barrister Profile

It is a difficult task to adequately describe the abilities and aptitude of a barrister like Ruth Shann. Her praises are sung by criminal defence lawyers and judiciary alike. Her successes have been significant and many high profile. Yet she is only 36 years old. She was admitted to the bar roll in November 2008, having been […]

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Sexual Assault
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Understanding the Criminal Process

Understanding the Criminal Process – Unless you have been through the process before, you will likely be very confused with the criminal process. Often, which direction your matter takes depends on a number of factors, including the strength of the evidence and how you want to proceed. Therefore it can be difficult to explain the process […]

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New Rules to Impound Cars driven by Drink Drivers

Legislation Update – As of 1 August 2015, first time drink driving offenders with readings over 0.1 BAC, will face significant fines, periods of licence disqualified, and the impound of the vehicle they were driving for 30 days. Police Minister Wade Noonan announced the new rules to impound cars driven by drink drivers under a crackdown on drink […]

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Bail Applications in Victoria

Any person who has been incarcerated for any period of time understands the incredible impact that this deprivation of liberty has on the individual. Every person admitted into custody, whether it is their first time or not, finds their initial introduction into custody frightening, overwhelming and distressing. Their friends and family members are also affected. […]

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County Court Welcomes New Judge Sara Hinchey

The Court Court has welcomed its recent appointment, Her Honour Judge Sara Hinchey, to the bench. Judge Hinchey commenced her appointment on 4 June 2015. Judge Hinchey, previously of the Victorian Bar, is an experienced advocate, in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions. Judge Hinchey was briefed by Galbally Rolfe, Criminal Lawyers, on several occasions […]

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Have you been summonsed before IBAC?

Since the introduction of the Independent Broadbased Anti-Corruption Commission Act (2011), IBAC has commenced investigations in to corruption at various levels of government and within government agencies. It is independent and has significant powers to investigate and summons individuals to give evidence before it. It’s purpose is to identify, prevent and expose corrupt conduct and […]

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Family Violence Offences
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Family Violence

Family violence is a very significant issue in Victoria. Criminal offences, particularly those between domestic partners or in a family setting, come before the Courts at all levels regularly. The Andrews Government went to the last election and made promises in relation to family violence issues, which included establishing a Royal Commission and enacting new […]

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Welcome to Galbally Rolfe, Criminal Lawyers Melbourne

Welcome to our new interactive Galbally Rolfe, Criminal Defence Lawyers Melbourne, website. We hope to keep you informed of the most recent developments in the criminal jurisdiction and help our clients navigate the court process. We are the oldest criminal defence firm in Melbourne dedicated exclusively to representing accused persons in criminal matters. We appear […]

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