I just wanted to thank you for representing me on Monday, I was overjoyed & relieved with the outcome. I don’t think it could have gone any better. All the best, I hope you got to celebrate this one instead after work, you forever made a difference in my life.
I know I thanked you before we parted company but please allow me to reiterate in writing my sincere deepest thanks for defending me in court today. … Armstrong Legal certainly has a great Lawyer you are a credit to the company and I'm quite sure you will secure a very successful future! … My Kindest Regards and Thanks
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."
Penalties and Sentencing
When a person is found guilty of a criminal offence, the court must decide on the appropriate sentencing order/s to make. It does this by reference to the relevant legislation and to the circumstances of the offender and the circumstances of the offending. Courts have a range of sentencing orders available to them, including fines, terms of imprisonment and supervised orders.
Courts generally have a wide discretion in deciding what sentence to impose. However, they are limited by the maximum and minimum penalties that can be imposed for a particular offence under the legislation. They must also be guided by case law as to what is the appropriate penalty range for a particular type of offending and as to what factors must be taken into consideration. There are also jurisdictional limits that restrict the penalties courts can impose. For example, Magistrates Courts may only impose a maximum prison term of two or three years (depending on the state or territory) for a single offence.
If a defendant is sentenced and the defence believes the penalty was unduly harsh, it may initiate an appeal. If the prosecution believes that the penalty was unduly lenient, it may also initiate an appeal. However, this occurs rarely.
This section of the site contains information about penalties and sentencing in Australia.
When deciding on the appropriate sentencing orders to make in respect of a criminal offence, courts must consider the five…
In order to understand the criminal law, it is important to understand the court processes involved in dealing with a…
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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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