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."
Asset Forfeiture Dictionary
There are many terms you will come across when reading our articles about asset forfeiture so we’ve explained what each of the terms means in our asset forfeiture dictionary. Please note that some of these legal terms have different meanings when they are used in relation to other areas of law. For more detailed information, see each of the pages below.
Asset forfeiture is the confiscation of assets that were obtained from the proceeds of crime. Assets are forfeited to the state or federal government after a court order.
Assets Forfeiture Order
An assets forfeiture order is an order allowing the state or federal government to confiscate and/or dispose of property (the property is normally subject first to a restraining order).
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
The CDPP is responsible for the prosecution of offences against Commonwealth laws. The CDPP may sometimes be called “the Commonwealth” or “the Crown” in Court.
Drugs Proceeds Order
A drug proceeds order is an order compelling an offender to pay money to the commonwealth or state that is the proceeds of drug trafficking offences.
An exclusion order is an order which excludes some or all of a property from a restraining order.
A forfeiture order is an order allowing the State to confiscate and dispose of property (the property is normally subject first to a restraining order).
A freezing order is an order that a financial institution must not allow the balance of a named financial account to be reduced.
Legal costs are the costs a person pays in the course of conducting litigation.
Pecuniary Penalty Order
A Pecuniary Penalty Order is an order compelling an offender to repay money derived from criminal activity.
Proceeds Assessment Order
A Proceeds Assessment Order is an order compelling an offender to pay to the Treasurer the money they have derived from illegal activity.
A Production Order requires a person to produce or make available for inspection any property-tracking documents that are in their possession or control.
Relief Against Forfeiture
Relief Against Forfeiture is an application that the dependants and spouse of a person who is subject to an Assets Forfeiture Order can make. It allows them to be compensated for any hardship they will suffer hardship as a result of the Assets Forfeiture Order if they had no knowledge of any serious criminal activities by the person subject to the Asset Forfeiture Order.
A Restraining Order is an order that no person is to dispose of (or attempt to dispose of), the property specified in the order, except in such manner as is specified in the restraining order. A restraining order in this context is not the same as a restraining order in the domestic violence context.
A serious offence includes any offence that may be prosecuted on indictment.
Tainted property means property that was either used in the commission of a serious offence or obtained by the defendant as a result of the commission of a serious offence.
Unexplained Wealth Order
An Unexplained Wealth Order is an order requiring a person to pay to the Treasurer a sum of money for which they are unable to account.
If you would like further information on asset forfeiture or any other legal matter, please contact us.
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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