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."
What A Court Considers Regarding Bail
This page sets out the things that a court will look at when considering your bail application.
First and foremost, unless you have been charged with murder or some other offence for which a conviction will result in a mandatory term of imprisonment for life, a court is obliged to give you bail unless it is satisfied that one of the matters set out in section 16 of the Bail Act 1980 apply.
Section 16 of the Bail Act requires a court to refuse bail if it is satisfied that there is an unacceptable risk that:
- You will fail to appear in court at a future date, and/or
- You will commit further offences while on bail, and/or
- You will endanger the safety or welfare of a victim in your matter, and/or
- You will interfere with a witness in your matter.
Section 16 also requires a court to refuse bail if it is satisfied that you should remain in custody for your own protection.
Most often a court will be satisfied of one or more of the ‘unacceptable risks’ on the basis of your past behaviour. If you have failed to answer bail before (that is, you failed to appear in court when you were ordered to), or if you have previously committed offences while on bail, a court will be more easily satisfied that it is an unacceptable risk to release you this time.
Even if a court is satisfied that one of the criteria set down in section 16 does justify your continued detention, that is not necessarily the end of the matter. In the right circumstances the court might be persuaded that it can impose conditions on you which will sufficiently reduce the otherwise unacceptable risk that it can grant bail. With the correct preparation and negotiation, in some circumstances the police or prosecution can be persuaded to drop their objection to a grant of bail, particularly if certain conditions are accepted, and this will greatly enhance your chance of being released.
For more information on the types of conditions that can be imposed in granting bail, see types of bail conditions that can be imposed.
For information about when a person is required to ‘show cause’ as to why they should not be detained, called a ‘show cause situation’, see show cause situations.
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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