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."
Supreme Court Bail Applications
Bail is the conditional released of an accused into the community before their criminal charges have been finalised. Bail can be granted by police or by a court. This article deals with Supreme Court bail applications in New South Wales.
Supreme Court powers
If a person has had bail refused by the Parramatta bail court, central bail court or a Local Court they can apply to the NSW Supreme Court for bail. The Supreme Court alone has the power to grant bail when it has been refused by another court. This power is contained in section 66 of the Bail Act.
Repeat bail applications
Unlike in the Local or District Courts, a person is generally only able to make one application to the Supreme Court for bail. The Supreme Court must refuse to hear repeat bail applications unless the applicant can show that there are grounds for a further bail application.
Acceptable grounds for a second bail application are:
- The accused was not legally represented when the previous application was dealt with but now has legal representation.
- The accused is going to present information that is relevant to the grant of bail and that was not presented to the court in the previous application.
- Circumstances relevant to the grant of bail have changed since the previous application.
However, even if one or more of the above grounds is made out, the Supreme Court may refuse to hear a repeat bail application if the application is deemed to be ‘frivolous or vexatious’. The Supreme Court may also refuse to hear an application to have bail conditions reviewed if that review could be dealt with by a magistrate, authorised justice or District Court.
Supreme court bail applications are more formal
Applications for bail in the Supreme Court generally take longer to finalise than bail applications in the Local Court. A written application must be filed and a court listing obtained, which generally takes around 14 days.
When making a Supreme Court bail application, information regarding employment, residence and surety needs to be presented in affidavit form or through sworn oral evidence.
It is important to ensure that any person willing to deposit cash or security for the accused’s bail is available and that family and friends are able to attend the court on the date of the bail application as the judge may want to hear evidence from:
- people the accuse is proposing to live with;
- people who will put up money or property to secure the accused’s bail;
- someone who is offering the accused employment.
If the accused is proposing to undertake a rehabilitation program while on bail, the court may also want to hear evidence from somebody from the rehabilitation centre they plan to attend In this situation, the accused will also need a letter from the rehabilitation centre agreeing to accept them and detailing the planned program.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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