Hi all. I would like to thank Ms Lisa Riley for all her help with my legal issues this past month. It was the most harrowing experience of my life and thanks to her expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the law, I came out almost unscathed. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Riley and Armstrong Legal if you need help. The service is amazing and the cost was very minimal for the great outcome. Thank you Lisa for helping me in the most difficult time.
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My whole life I was thrown away, you made me feel like I did mean something. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Your compassion and love for your job is inspiring. Your upfront and honesty were muchly appreciated, you are a beautiful person. Thank you for not giving up on me and thank you for all the work you put in. I wish you all the best for the future and I will be recommending you to everyone I know. You're amazing!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for representing me on Monday, I was overjoyed & relieved with the outcome. I don’t think it could have gone any better. All the best, I hope you got to celebrate this one instead after work, you forever made a difference in my life.
I know I thanked you before we parted company but please allow me to reiterate in writing my sincere deepest thanks for defending me in court today. … Armstrong Legal certainly has a great Lawyer you are a credit to the company and I'm quite sure you will secure a very successful future! … My Kindest Regards and Thanks
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."
Opposing an AVO
If an application for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) has been made against you, you can either content to the AVO or oppose it. If you oppose an AVO and the AVO application is pressed by the applicant, the matter will be adjourned to another date for a hearing.
At the hearing, the court will hear evidence called by both sides. The applicant must show the court why an AVO should be granted.
The court will only make the AVO if it is satisfied that:
- the protected person has reasonable grounds to fear and in fact, does fear that the respondent will commit a personal violence offence against him/her, or that the respondent will engage in conduct to intimidate or stalk the other person, and
- such conduct is sufficient to warrant the making of an order.
Although an AVO hearing is similar to a hearing for a criminal offence, it is not a criminal proceeding. The protected person needs only to prove his or her case on the balance of probabilities.
The disadvantages of contesting an AVO are that it may take a number of months fo the matter to be finalised and it may incur legal costs. Moreover, a hearing can strain any continuing relationship of the parties.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
There are three forms of order available depending on the relationship between the person applying for the order (the protected…
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