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."
As of the 1st of October 2010, periodic detention no longer exists as a penalty in NSW. Periodic detention (commonly known as weekend detention) is a form of imprisonment. it involves detention in a periodic detention centre for a two day period each week for the length of the sentence set by the court.
Although most people referred to periodic detention as weekend detention, when periodic detention was available as a sentencing option detention could occur mid week. The two-day period commenced at 7.00 pm on the day of the week specified (usually a Friday) and ended at 4.30 pm on the second day following the day so specified (usually a Sunday).
Before a court imposed a sentence of periodic detention it must have satisfied itself that no other penalty other than imprisonment was appropriate. If the court did impose a sentence of periodic detention it would have likely set a period in which the individual may be released on parole.
A periodic detention order must not have been made for longer than 3 years. If the court imposed 2 sentences of periodic detention then the combined period could not have exceed 3 years.
When a Court Cannot Impose a Sentence of Periodic Detention
An order for periodic detention may not be made where:
- An offender has previously served full time imprisonment for more than six months, whether in New South Wales or elsewhere;
- An offender is sentenced to imprisonment for more than three years;
- A sentence of imprisonment has been imposed for a “prescribed sexual offence”;
- A “prescribed sexual offence”.
Suitability of Offender for Periodic Detention
A periodic detention order may not be made with respect to an offender’s sentence of imprisonment unless the court is satisfied:
- that the offender is of or above the age of 18 years, and
- that the offender is a suitable person to serve the sentence by way of periodic detention, and
- that it is appropriate in all of the circumstances that the sentence be served by way of periodic detention, and
- that there is accommodation available at a periodic detention centre for the offender to serve the sentence by way of periodic detention, and
- that transport arrangements are available for travel by the offender, to and from the periodic detention centre, for the purpose of serving the sentence by way of periodic detention, being arrangements that will not impose undue inconvenience, strain or hardship on the offender, and
- that the offender has signed an undertaking to comply with the offender’s obligations under the periodic detention order.
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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