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."
With technology ever-changing and the increasing use of the internet and mobile devices, legislation surrounding telecommunications offences is constantly evolving. Many offences have been introduced in the last few years to address the misuse of the internet. These include child pornography offences, revenge porn and online stalking and trolling.
If you’ve been charged with a telecommunications offence under the Criminal Code 2002 you could be facing a fine or a prison sentence. You could also be facing the possibility of a criminal record for serious offences, which may affect your future in numerous ways.
Using A Carriage Service to Harass
Under federal legislation, it is an offence to use a carriage service to menace, harass or offend. This offence covers activities such as the distribution of X-rated videos and/or images without the consent of the person/s in them (also known as revenge porn). This is a serious offence that can attract a penalty of imprisonment.
Online Stalking Or Trolling
Due to the rise in social media use, many people are subjected to intimidation, harassment and/or stalking, commonly referred to in the media as trolling. Trolling is a slang term for seeking to offend and upset someone on the internet.
In recent years, there have been some high-profile cases of trolling. Since these events, telecommunications offences such as cyberbullying has been in the spotlight, with the Commonwealth government legislating against the use of the internet or other technology (such as mobile phones) to post offensive comments on social media, send unwanted text messages or make phone calls to harass or menace an individual.
If a person engages in such activities they may be subject to a sentence of imprisonment.
Child pornography refers to pornography involving a minor and the penalties for such offences are severe. It is an offence to produce, distribute or possess child pornography. The penalties depend on the seriousness of the offence – for example if the material shows a child posing sexually or a violent act involving a child this is more serious than an image that shows only a naked child.
Although some adult pornography is legal, someone seeking legal pornography on the internet could accidentally stumble across content that is illegal and if these images are not immediately deleted, could subsequently be charged with an offence.
If convicted of a child pornography offence, in addition to receiving a penalty of a fine of up to 1200 penalty units and/or 12 years imprisonment, the offender will also go on the Sexual Offender Register. The Sexual Offender Register is a database containing the details of anyone convicted of certain types of sex offences. Being placed on the register means that the person will be subject to conditions on the types of employment they can undertake, where they can live, and in some cases they’ll be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.
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