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
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."
CDPP - pecuniary penalty order
A pecuniary penalty order is an order compelling an offender to pay money for the benefits derived from criminal activity. An application for a pecuniary penalty order can be made alongside an application for a forfeiture order. If both orders are made, the amount of the financial penalty is reduced by the value of any forfeiture order made.
Pecuniary Penalty Order: What Does the Crown Have to Prove?
The court must make a pecuniary penalty order it is satisfied or either or both of the following:
- the person has been convicted of an indictable offence, and has derived benefits from the offence;
- the person has committed a serious offence.
How does the Court Assess the Amount of Money Derived from Criminal Activity?
When assessing the amount of money derived from criminal activity, the court will take into account factors including the market value of the drugs at the time of the illegal activity (if relevant) and the defendant’s income and expenditure before and after the illegal activity. Expenses incurred by the defendant in relation to the commission of the offence will not be subtracted from the amount assessed to have derived from the criminal activity.
Seek Legal Advice
If you have been given written notice of a pecuniary penalty order application, it is essential that you seek legal advice immediately, attend the hearing and give evidence. If you are able to prove the source of funds used to acquire the interest(s) named in the application, the court has the discretion not to grant the pecuniary penalty order.
For advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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