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."
Firearms and Weapons (NSW)
In New South Wales, firearms and weapons offences are governed by the Firearms Act 1996. This legislation regulates the possession, use, purchase, manufacture and supply of firearms and components. The intent of the legislation is to limit firearm possession and promote public safety.
In New South Wales, a firearm is defined quite broadly as a “gun or other weapon, that is (or at any time was) capable of propelling a projectile by means of an explosive.” This includes blank fire firearms and air guns. The legislation also treats imitation (“replica”) firearms, that are not specifically produced and identified as a children’s toy, in the same manner as the firearm, gun, pistol, rifle or weapon that they represent.
More information about firearms offences is given in the articles below.
- Unregistered Firearms (NSW)
- Unauthorised Possession of Firearm (NSW)
- Unlicensed vs Unregistered Firearm Offences? (NSW)
- Possess or Use Prohibited Firearms or Pistols (NSW)
- Possessing a Prohibited Weapon (NSW)
- Safekeeping of Firearms (NSW)
- Trespassing with Firearm or Speargun (NSW)
- Dangerous Use of Firearm (NSW)
- First Offence Penalties – firearm and weapons offences
- Firing at Dwelling Houses or Buildings (NSW)
- Aggravated possession of unregistered firearm (NSW)
- Causing danger with firearm or spear gun (NSW)
- Possessing or making an explosive (NSW)
- Possession of offensive weapon in place of detention (NSW)
- Possess in public place non-firearm capable of bodily harm (NSW)
- Unauthorised possession of firearms in aggravated circumstances (NSW)
- Importation of Firearms
Offences arising out of the Firearms Act may occur by way of a penalty notice and may be dealt with by paying the fine. This is not an admission of guilt and if the full fine provided in the penalty notice is paid, the person is not liable to any further proceedings for that offence
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