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."
Dealing With Identity Information (NSW)
In NSW dealing with identity information is an offence which is committed when a person possesses, makes, uses or otherwise deals with the identity information of another person, with the intention of committing an offence such as fraud. The offence of Dealing with Identity Information carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
Deal in identification is defined in Section 192I of the Crimes Act 1900 and includes making, supplying or using any such information.
Identification information means information relating to a person (whether living or dead, real or fictitious, or an individual or body corporate) that is capable of being used (whether alone or in conjunction with other information) to identify or purportedly identify the person, and includes the following:
- a name or address;
- a date or place of birth, marital status, relative’s identity or similar information;
- a driver licence or driver licence number,
- a passport or passport number,
- biometric data,
- a voice print,
- a credit or debit card, its number or data stored or encrypted on it,
- a financial account number, user name or password,
- a digital signature,
- a series of numbers or letters (or both) intended for use as a means of personal identification,
- an ABN.
The Offence Of Dealing With Identity Information
The offence of dealing with identity information is contained in Section 192J of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states that a person who deals in identification with the intention of committing, or of facilitating the commission of an indictable offence is guilty of an offence.
What Actions Constitute Dealing With Identity Information?
- Copying someone’s passport for the intention of obtaining a loan in that person’s name;
What The Police Must Prove
To convict a person of dealing with identity information the police must prove that:
- the accused dealt with identification information; and
- did so with the intention to commit an indictable offence or facilitate the commission of an indictable offence.
It is possible to defend this charge by:
- arguing that you did not deal with identification information;
- arguing that you had a legitimate reason for dealing with identification information;
- arguing that you did not have the intention to commit an indictable offence or facilitate the commission of an indictable offence.
What Court Will Hear Your Matter?
Dealing with identity information is an indictable offence and will be finalised in the Local Court unless an election is made for the matter to be finalised in the District Court. .
In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for this charge:
- Prison Sentence
- Home Detention
- Intensive Corrections Order (ICO)
- Suspended Sentence
- Community Service Order (CSO)
- Community Corrections Orders (CCO)
- Good Behaviour Bond
- Section 10A
- Conditional Release Order (CRO)
- Section 10
If you require any legal advice in relation to dealing with identity information or any other legal matter, call Armstrong Legal on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.
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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