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."
Theft and Related Offences
This section covers theft, robbery, burglary and other related offences, detailing the various elements of each charge and the penalties that apply.
A person commits the offence of receiving if he or she dishonestly receives stolen property knowing or believing it to be stolen. A person cannot be found guilty of both the theft and the receiving of the same property. The maximum penalty for receiving is a fine of 1000 penalty units and/or 10 years’ imprisonment.
Obtaining Property/Financial Advantage by Deception
The elements of obtaining property by deception are that the property must belong to someone else, and must be obtained by deception (whether intentional or reckless, by words or conduct, and whether the deception related to fact or law) with the intention of permanently depriving the other person of it. The maximum penalty is 1000 penalty units and/or 10 years’ imprisonment. The penalty is the same for obtaining a financial advantage by deception.
The Criminal Code 2002 makes specific provision for courts to find alternative verdicts between theft, obtaining property by deception and receiving. This means that if the court thinks that someone charged with theft or obtaining property by deception is not guilty of that charge but guilty of receiving, it can find the person guilty of receiving. Similarly, someone charged with receiving can be found guilty instead of obtaining property by deception or of theft.
The same reciprocal arrangement applies between theft and obtaining property by deception.
If a court cannot decide whether a person committed theft or receiving, it is to consider which offence was more probable and find the person guilty of that. If unable to decide which is more probable, it is to find the person guilty of theft.
- Minor theft
- Aggravated burglary
- Going equipped for theft
- Going equipped for theft with offensive weapon
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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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