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."
Drug Offences (NSW)
New South Wales has laws against using, possessing, supplying, cultivating, manufacturing and importing prohibited drugs as well as drug driving offences. This page summarised some of the main offences relating to drugs in NSW. A person may be charged with offences relating to ecstasy, offences relating to cocaine, offences relating to steroids, the drug known as ice or cannabis, as well as other prohibited substances. These offences are governed by the Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985.
Possess prohibited drug
It is an offence in New South Wales to possess a prohibited drug. The penalties for possession of a prohibited drug depend on the quantity of the drug in a person’s possession and the circumstances of the offending.
It is a serious offence in New South Wales to supply other persons with a prohibited drug. Drug Trafficking can occur in a range of circumstances.
Supply prohibited drug
The offence of supply prohibited drug occurs when a person sells, gives, administers or transports a drug to another person. This offence carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment when dealt with in the Local Court. In the higher courts, it can attract a penlty of up to 15 years imprisonment. If a person supplies a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, they are committing a more serious offence, which is punishable by up to 20 year imprisonment.
When a person supplies another person with a drug in circumstances that are limited to ‘social supply’, such as sharing a joint with friends, this as viewed as being at the lowest end of the spectrum for this offence and is likely to attract a low penalty.
Use of prohibited drug
It is an offence to use a prohibited drug in New South Wales. The offence of using a prohibited drug can consist of swallowing, snorting, injecting, smoking or otherwise using a prohibited drug.
Forging drug prescription
The offence of forging Drug Prescriptions occurs when someone falsifies or alters a prescription.This offence can attract a penalty of up to two years imprisonment.
Importation of drug offences
There is a range of offence relating to the importation of prohibited drugs.and the importation or exportation of border controlled substances.These are federal offences that can attract lengthy terms of imprisonment.
Some types of synthetic Drugs are illegal in New South Wales. The laws surrounding the use of synthetic drugs are ever-changing as more and more of these substances are added to the list of prohibited substances.
It is an offence to cultivate a prohibited plant in New South Wales.
Manufacturing drug offences
It is an offence to manufacture or take part in manufacturing a prohibited drug in NSW. This offence attracts a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if the drug manufactured is cannabis or 15 years if the drug is any other prohibited drug.
Possess precursor for manufacture
The offence of possession of precursors for manufacture occurs when a person has a substance or ingredient that can be used along with other substances to create a prohibited drug. This offence is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment or a fine of up to 1000 penalty units.
Administering drugs to cause a miscarriage
It is an offence to administer drugs to a woman with intent to cause a miscarriage. This offence carried a maximum of ten years imprisonment.
In New South Wales, police now undertake random testing for drug driving as well as drink driving. Driving with a prohibited drug present in one’s system can attract significant fines as well as periods of disqualification from driving and even terms of imprisonment.
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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