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."
Armstrong Legal is an Australian law firm specialising in criminal law and family law. We understand having children who are involved in crime or are caught up in the criminal justice system puts great strain on you and the rest of your family. The majority of juvenile offenders in New South Wales are dealt with by the Children’s Court.
Young people who are charged with summary criminal offences in New South Wales are generally dealt with by the Children’s Court. The Children’s Court operates similarly to the Local Court. Children who are facing criminal charges may apply for bail, plead guilty or contest charges in the Children’s Court. The Children’s Court can sentence juvenile offenders to a range of penalties, including fines, good behaviour bonds, supervised orders and detention.
Youth Drug and Alcohol Court
The Youth Drug and Alcohol Court (YDAC) is a specialist court for young offenders between the ages of 14 and 18 who have a drug dependency. YDAC aims to help teenagers overcome both drug dependency and criminal offending by diverting them into individual treatment programs supervised by the Court for up to 12 months.
Diversion Programs for juvenile offenders
There are several youth diversion options available in New South Wales. Diversion is available to some young offender who have admitted to the offence they have been charged with and consented to the matter being dealt with by diversion. Diversionary options include a caution and Youth Justice Conferencing.
Young People and Police
Young people in New South Wales who are aged 10 or older can be arrested, charged and sentenced for criminal offences. Police follow similar procedures when dealing with young people as they do when dealing with adults. However, when police are dealing with young people there are some extra precautions they must take. For example, when interviewing a young person about an offence, police must have a support person present.
Australia is a signatory to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among other things, this convention sets out the rights that children are entitled to have respected when they are charged with criminal offences and when they are in detention.
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.
WHY CHOOSE ARMSTRONG LEGAL?
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