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."
Commonwealth DPP policy
What considerations does the Commonwealth DPP take into account when considering charge negotiations?
- Charges should not be laid with the intention of providing scope for subsequent charge negotiations
- The charges to be proceeded must bear a reasonable relationship to the nature of your alleged criminal conduct The charges must provide an adequate basis for an appropriate sentence
- There must be evidence to support the charges
- The prosecution should not agree to a plea bargaining proposal initiated by the defence if you continue to assert your innocence with respect to charges to which you have offered to plead guilty
- Whether you are willing to co-operate with the investigation or prosecution of others, or the extent to which you have already done so
- Whether the sentence that is likely to be imposed if the charges are varied as proposed would be appropriate for the criminal conduct involved. (Here, it is also relevant to take into account whether you are already serving a term of imprisonment.)
- The desirability of dealing with the case in a prompt and certain manner
- Your past criminal history
- The strength of the prosecution case
- The likelihood of adverse consequences to witnesses
- Whether it will save a vulnerable witness or a victim from the stress of testifying in a trial
- Where there has been financial loss to the Commonwealth or any person – whether you have made arrangements for reimbursement
- The need to avoid delay in resolving other pending cases
- The time and expense involved in a trial and any appeal proceedings
- The views of the referring department or agency; and
- The views of the victim if available, and where it is appropriate to take those into account
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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