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."
Make Dishonest Statements (NSW)
Section 192G of the New South Wales Crimes Act makes it an offence to make dishonest statements under some circumstances. This offence involves the making or publishing of dishonest statements with the intention of obtaining property belonging to another.
This offence came into force on 22 February 2010 and replaces repealed offences of obtaining money by false or misleading statement (Section 178BB) and director/officer publishing false statement (Section 176). This offence is committed by a person who dishonestly makes a statement with intent to obtain a financial advantage or cause a financial disadvantage.
A person does not commit an offence under this Part by obtaining or intending to obtain property belonging to another unless the person intends to permanently deprive the other of the property.
The maximum penalty for the offence of making false or misleading statements with intent to defraud is five years imprisonment.
What the police must prove
In order for a court to find a person guilty of this offence, the following must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
- The accused did make (or publish) a statement; and
- The making (or publishing) of the statement was dishonest; and
- The accused intended to obtain property belonging to another, or to obtain a financial advantage or cause a financial disadvantage.
Dishonest means dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people and known by the defendant to be dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people.
- A person “obtains property” if:
- the person obtains ownership, possession or control of the property for himself or herself or for another person, or
- the person enables ownership, possession or control of the property to be retained by himself or herself or by another person, or
- the person induces a third person to do something that results in the person or another person obtaining or retaining ownership, possession or control of the property.
“Obtain” a financial advantage includes:
- obtain a financial advantage for oneself or for another person, and
- induce a third person to do something that results in oneself or another person obtaining a financial advantage, and
- keep a financial advantage that one has, whether the financial advantage is permanent or temporary.
Permanently deprive: A person obtaining property belonging to another without meaning the other permanently to lose the thing itself has, nevertheless, the intention of permanently depriving the other of it if the person’s intention is to treat the thing as his or her own to dispose of regardless of the other’s rights. A borrowing or lending of the property may amount to so treating it if, but only if, the borrowing or lending is for a period and in circumstances making it equivalent to an outright taking or disposal.
“Property belongs” to a person if:
- the person has possession or control of the property, or
- the person has a proprietary right or interest in the property (not being an equitable interest arising only from an agreement to transfer or grant an interest or from a constructive trust).
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
WHERE TO NEXT?
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