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."
Drug Diversion Order
The Illicit Drugs Court Diversion Program (Drug Diversion Program) is a diversion program that enables eligible persons, apprehended for a minor drugs offence, with an opportunity to attend and complete a Drug Assessment and Education Program as their imposed sentence.
Am I Eligible for the Drug Diversion Program?
You are eligible for the Drug Diversion Program if you have been charged with one of more of the following offences under the Drugs Misuse Act 1986:
- Section 9 – Possessing dangerous drug – if the drug was for personal use and is a drug prescribed in and of a quantity less than the amount prescribed in the Penalties and Sentences Regulations.
- Section 10 (2) – Possessing anything used for the administration, consumption or smoking of a dangerous drug.
- Section 10 (4) – Fail to take reasonable care of a syringe.
- Section 10 (4A) – Fail to dispose of a syringe.
You must also:
- Plead guilty to the offence/s
- Not have been given more than one Drug Diversion previously
- Not have any pending charges or convictions for offences:
- Of a sexual nature
- Involving violence or drug offences dealt with on Indictment (more serious matters)
How Does the Drug Diversion Program Work?
If the person is eligible, the Drug Diversion Co-ordinator will discuss the program with the person. If considered eligible, the matter is brought before the Magistrate to determine.
If the Magistrate deems it appropriate, the person is placed on a recognisance order with a condition of attending the Drug Assessment and Education Session.
Once the person attends the session, they must remain of good behaviour for the remainder of the court order imposed by the Magistrate.
What are the Benefits of the Drug Diversion Program?
If a person successfully attends and completes a Drug Assessment and Education Session, they will not receive a conviction recorded for the offence/s.
In addition, the person will receive information and assistance in addressing any drug issue that may be developing.
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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