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."
Conveying False Information that a Person or Property is in Danger
In New South Wales, conveying false information that a person or property is in danger is an offence that carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment. This article outlines what is involved in that offence.
The Offence of Conveying False Information that a Person or Property is in Danger
The offence of conveying false information that a person or property is in danger is contained in section 93Q Crimes Act 1900, which states: “A person who conveys information: (a) that the person knows to be false or misleading, and (b) that is likely to make the person to whom the information is conveyed fear for the safety of a person or of property, or both is guilty of an offence.”
What Actions Might Constitute Conveying False Information That A Person or Property is in Danger?
A person may be charged with this offence base don the following actions:
- Section 93Q(2) states that an offence under this section can be committed if the information is conveyed by any means, including making a statement, sending a document, or transmitting an electronic or other message.
- An offence under this section can be committed by more traditional methods, such as: making a report to Police or other authorities or by phoning an emergency phone line such as 000.
- The effect of subsection (2) is to broaden the methods this offence can be committed, such as: by sending text messages, emails or even through social media.
What the Police Must Prove
To find a person guilty of the offence of the offence of conveying false information that a person or property is in danger, the police must prove each of the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That they conveyed information to a person;
- That they knew that information was false and misleading; and
- They did so knowing that this information was likely to make the person to whom it was conveyed fear for the safety of:
- Themselves or another person; or
Possible Defences for Conveying False Information that a Person or Property is in Danger
It is a defence to an offence of conveying false information that a person or property is in danger if you can show that you did not know that the information was false or misleading.
Which Court Will Hear Your Matter?
This matter will likely be dealt with in the Local Court. However, either the Prosecutor or the Defendant can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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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