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."
Summary Offences (NSW)
Summary offences are minor criminal offences that are dealt with in the Local Court or Children’s Court. This page outlines some of the common summary offences in New South Wales. These offences are contained in the Summary Offences Act 1988 and are all punishable by periods of imprisonment of less than two years, or by a fine only.
Offensive language is an offence that is committed when a person uses foul or offensive language. It is a fine-only offence but can still result in a conviction.
Offensive conduct is a summary offence that is committed when a person behaves in an offensive manner in a public place. This may involve public nudity, sex, fighting or anti-social behaviour. It can attract a penalty of up to three months imprisonment.
There is no specific offence of verbal abuse in New South Wales but this behaviour can give rise to various legal consequences, including Apprehended Violence Orders and charges of using offensive language or offensive behaviour.
A specific summary offence known as disrespectful behaviour applies to behaving in a disrespectful manner during Coronial proceedings. The offence is similar to the offence of contempt of court and may consist of refusing to stand, sit or bow when directed or addressing the Coroner or a judge inappropriately.
Failing to leave licensed premises
The offence of failing to leave a licensed premises occurs when a person remains in a licensed venue after being asked to leave. It is a fine-only offence.
Custody of a knife
It is an offence to have custody of a knife in a public place or school in New South Wales. This offence carries a penalty of two years imprisonment.
Custody of a graffiti implement
It is an offence to have custody of a graffiti implement. This offence occurs when a person has in their possession an item that is intended for use writing graffiti on a property of building. It is also an offence to possess a graffiti implement.
Summary offences involving graffiti
In New South Wales there are a number of offences relating to graffiti. These are summary offences which carry a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment.
Concealing a birth
In New South Wales, concealment of a birth is punishable by imprisonment for up to two years. A person can be found guilty of this offence is they dispose of the body of a dead child in order to conceal the child’s birth.
Spiking drink or food
It is an offence to spike the drink or food of another person with an intoxicating substance without their knowledge.
Peep or pry
It is an offence to peep or pry on another person in or near a building without a lawful excuse. This is a summary offence that is punishable by a fine or up to three months imprisonment.
If you require legal advice or representation in relation to summary 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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