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."
Domestic Violence can involve a wide range of behaviour, including physical, emotional and verbal abuse, as well as stalking and intimidating a person with intent to harm. Domestic Violence Orders (DVO’s) may be issued to protect a person from such behaviour. DVOs are made in the Queensland Magistrates Court.
What is a Domestic Violence Order?
A Domestic Violence Order (DVO) is an order restraining a person from having certain forms of contact with another person on the basis that there has been domestic violence between the parties in the past from which the other person needs to be protected.
A DVO may prohibit a person from contacting another person entirely, or it may only restrain them from abusing, threatening and assaulting them.
A DVO can be made against a parter, ex-partner, parent, child, sibling or anyone else that a person has a domestic or family relationship with.
Types of DVOs
There are many different types of DVOs that can be made in Queensland. A DVO may be made on a temporary basis, until the court has made a final decision on an application, or it may be made on a final basis. A DVO may be made by consent or after a contested hearing.
How to Remove a DVO
If a DVO has been made on a final basis and a party wants to have it lifted or changed, they can make an application to the court to vary or remove the DVO.
Conditions of a Domestic Violence Order
When a DVO is made, it will have detailed conditions attached to it. These may include not contacting the protected person or not contacting them when intoxicated. All DVOs have the standard condition that the Respondent must be of good behaviour towards the protected person.
Breach of DVO
What happens at a DVO hearing?
When a person (the aggrieved) applies for a DVO against another person (the respondent), the respondents has the right to contest the application. If this occurs, the matter will be listed for a hearing. At the hearing, both parties will have the opportunity to call evidence and make submissions. The court will then decide whether a DVO should be made or not.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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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