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."
Show Cause Bail Applications
The presumption in favour of granting bail to a person charged with a criminal offence in Queensland is reversed when a person is in a ‘show cause’ situation. If you are in a show cause situation you are required to show cause as to why your detention in custody is not justified. You might find yourself in a show cause situation for one of the following 5 reasons:
- You committed an offence while on bail (not including simple offences, for example offences punishable by fines only).
- You committed an offence against the Bail Act 1980 (most commonly failing to appear in accordance with a bail undertaking or breaching a bail condition in another way).
- You committed an offence while armed with a weapon (including a firearm of explosive).
- You committed certain offences relating to organised crime.
- You committed an offence punishable by mandatory life imprisonment.
You might also find yourself in a show cause situation if you are charged as being a member of a prescribed organisation, for example an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Just because you are in a show cause situation does not mean that you cannot be granted bail, but it does mean that there is an extra barrier to a court doing so. You are required to establish why your continued detention in custody is not justified. There are a variety of ways of doing this, but it is not as simple as a bail application at first instance (that is, before you find yourself having to show cause).
If you or a family member is in custody and in a show cause situation you should seek out legal advice and representation as soon as possible. A show cause bail application can be a complicated undertaking and it is unlikely to be in a prisoner’s best interests to make the application alone.
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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