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."
Sexual Offences (NSW)
There is a wide range of sexual offences in New South Wales. These range from minor offences to sexual assaults which carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment. This page outlines the main sexual offences in New South Wales. Most sexual offences are governed by the Crimes Act 1900 and are based on a lack of consent by the victim.
The offence of sexual touching is committed when a person touches a person sexually without their consent. Whether touching is sexual depends on the part of the body touched and the nature of the touching. Sexual touching is what used to be known as indecent assault and is one of the most common sexual offences. This offence carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment.
A person commits the offence of indecent exposure if they expose themself indecently in a public place or in view of a person in a public place. This offence carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for one year.
A person commits the offence of sexual act if the accused engages in a sexual act with another person without the other person’s consent. This offence carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 18 months.
Act of Indecency
A person commits the offence of an act of indecency if the accused engages in a sexual act with a child under the age of 16 that does not involve physical contact. This may consist of indecent exposure in the presence of a child or sending obscene material to a child.
A person commits sexual assault if they have sexual intercourse with another person without the other person’s consent. Sexual assault is one of the most serious sexual offences and carries a maximum penalty of 14 years or a maximum penalty of 20 years where the sexual assault is aggravated. A sexual assault is aggravated if the offender is in company with another person.
A person commits the offence of beastiality if they have any form of sexual intercourse with an animal.
Procuring for Prostitution
In New South Wales, it is a criminal offence to procure a person for prostitution.A person procures a person for prostitution if they entice or encourage a person who is not a prostitute to engage in prostitution.
Filming a Person’s Private Parts
In New South Wales, it is an offence to film a person’s private parts while the person is in a place where they could reasonably expect to have privacy, such as a change room or public toilet. The offence is aggravated if the person filmed is a child under 16.
Children Employed for Pornographic Purposes
In New South Wales, it is an offence to employ children for pornographic purposes.
Obtaining Benefit from Child Prostitution
It is an offence to benefit from child prostitution in New South Wales. This offence occurs when a person knowingly receives money as a result of child prostitution. The maximum penalty that applies to this offence depends on the age of the child involved.
Possession of Child Abuse Material
It is an offence to possess child abuse material (child pornography). This offence carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
Premises Used for Child Prostitution
The offence of using premises for child prostitution occurs when a person allows premises that they control (whether as an owner, lesser or occupier) to be used for child prostitution.
Intimidation and Stalking
The offence of intimidation of stalking covers a range of behaviours, including harassment and molestation and approaching a person in a way that causes them to fear for their safety.
If you require legal advice or representation in relation to sexual offences or in any other 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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