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."
The Likelihood of Bail Being Granted
If you or someone you know has been charged with an offence, the first step is to determine whether or not that offence is a show cause offence. If it is, then the person applying for bail must first show cause as to why detention is not justified. If they are able to show that, then they the Court will determine whether or not granting bail will pose an unacceptable risk, as per the diagram below.
If you have shown cause, or if you have been charged with an offence that is not required to show cause, the Court will apply a two step test to determine whether or not they are an unacceptable risk. See the explanation and diagram below for further details as to how a Court makes its decision.
First, the Court must determine whether or not there are bail concerns. This assessment is made by reference to fixed criteria; please refer to our page on How a Court determines whether to grant bail for more information on the relevant risks and criteria.
If any concerns are identified, then any relevant considerations that would mitigate the bail concerns will be taken into account. Please refer to Types of bail conditions that may be imposed for further information. This will give an idea of conditions that the Court could be looking at imposing in mitigation.
This will allow the Court to determine whether or not if you are granted bail, there will be an unacceptable risk to the safety of the victim and the community, and of you failing to appear for the court appearances.
If there are no bail concerns, bail must be granted. Bail must also always be granted unconditionally or dispensed with entirely for:
- A fine only offence;
- Most summary offences;
- An offence under Part 5 of the Young Offenders Act
If there are bail concerns but these concerns can reasonably be mitigated by the imposition of one or more conditions, bail must be granted conditionally.
If there is an unacceptable risk that cannot be reasonably mitigated, that is only when bail can be refused.
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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