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."
Dictionary To Appeals Section
An appeal against the severity of a sentence.
An appeal against a finding of guilt, the recording of the finding, and the complete orders made by a court in relation to the finding.
All grounds appeal:
An appeal against conviction and, if unsuccessful, an appeal against severity of sentence.
Appeal as of right:
An appeal that you can pursue without the need to obtain the court’s permission.
Appeal by leave:
An appeal that can only be pursued once you have been granted leave (permission) by the court that will hear the appeal. Whether or not the court will grant leave depends on the facts and circumstances of your case.
The act of rendering something void. In this case, it means to set aside your conviction or sentence
Court of Criminal Appeal:
The Criminal Court of Appeal (CCA) is a division of the Supreme Court of NSW and is the highest criminal court in this State. It hears appeals from the NSW District Court proceedings that involve indictable (more serious) offences. It may also hear appeals from the Supreme Court, but these involve offences of an extremely serious nature (e.g. murder).
The CCA is a court of review. This means that it does not hear evidence itself, and in most cases, fresh evidence is not admissible. Where a conviction is challenged, the court will review the proceedings and the judgment of the lower court, and must decide whether an error of law has been shown. An error of law is a misinterpretation or misapplication of a principle of law, or the application of an inappropriate principle of law to the facts concerned.
The CCA may also grant leave to appeal in matters involving questions of fact or mixed questions of fact and law. It may also grant leave to appeal in cases where the severity or adequacy of the sentence is challenged.
High Court appeal:
The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system and is the court of final appeal.
Special leave is required for High Court Appeals. It is usually only granted if it concerns a question of law that is of public importance. The High Court will decide whether or not to grant special leave to appeal.
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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