Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
ACT Supreme Court Bail Applications
If you or someone you know has had bail refused twice, and has had a bail review conducted in the Magistrates Court, you can apply to the Supreme Court to review the decision. The Supreme Court will need to be satisfied there has been a change in circumstances since the decision or there is fresh evidence or information relevant to the decision. It can take seven to 14 days to get a court date.
Here are some factors to consider:
You Can Usually Make Only One Bail Application
Unlike in the Magistrates Court, you will probably be able to make only one bail application to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court must refuse to hear repeat bail applications unless you can show that there are grounds for a further application. Acceptable grounds are:
- you were not legally represented when the previous application was dealt with and you now have legal representation;
- you have relevant information that was not presented to the court in the previous application;
- circumstances have changed since the previous application.
However, even if one or more of these grounds are made out, the Supreme Court may refuse to hear a repeat bail application if the application is deemed to be “frivolous or vexatious”. The Supreme Court may also refuse to hear an application to have bail conditions reviewed if that review could be dealt with by a magistrate or an authorised officer.
Supreme Court Bail Applications Involve A More Formal Process
Information regarding employment, residence and surety needs to be presented in affidavit form (a formal sworn statement of fact) or through sworn oral evidence. It is important to ensure that any person willing to deposit cash or security is available, and that family and friends are able to attend the court on the date of your bail application because the judge may want to hear evidence from:
- people you might live with;
- people who will put up money or property to secure your bail;
- someone who may offer you employment; and/or
- somebody from a rehabilitation centre you plan to attend. In this situation, you will also need a letter from a rehabilitation centre agreeing to accept you and detailing your planned program.
For advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
Whether you are likely to be granted bail depends largely upon the seriousness of the offence you have been charged…
Section 22 of the Bail Act 1992 sets out what a court must consider when deciding a bail application made…
Courts are often more likely to grant bail if the risks associated with granting bail can be protected against (mitigated)…
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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