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."
Assault Offences QLD
Assaults are a class of offence which involves the use, or threat, of physical force against another person. Assault charges are treated seriously by the courts in Queensland and most findings of guilt will result in the recording of a criminal conviction. This page contains information about assault offences in Queensland, including the maximum penalties which apply.
Definition Of Assault
Section 245 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 says that assault is committed by:
A person who strikes, touches, or moves, or otherwise applies force of any kind to, the person of another, either directly or indirectly, without the other person’s consent, or with the other person’s consent if the consent is obtained by fraud, or who by any bodily act or gesture attempts or threatens to apply force of any kind to the person of another without the other person’s consent under such circumstances that the person making the attempt or threat has actually or apparently a present ability to effect the person’s purpose.
Assault is unlawful where it is committed without a lawful justification or excuse (such as self-defence).
A common assault carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment. A common assault may consist of a punch, a slap or a spit. It may also consist of a threat to strike someone, where the victim thinks the threat is going to be carried out imminently.
The offence of affray occurs when a person takes part in a fight in a public place in a way that could cause members of the public to be frightened.
Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm
An assault occasioning bodily harm occurs when a person is assaulted and suffers an injury, such as bruising or swelling. An assault occasioning bodily harm is aggravated when the offender was armed or pretended to be armed with a weapon.
A serious assault in Queensland is punishable by a maximum of seven years imprisonment (or 14 if the offence is aggravated). There are seven categories of serious assault offences.
Unlawfully Doing Grievous Bodily Harm
One of the most serious assault offences in Queensland is unlawfully doing grievous bodily harm. This offence carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
Grievous bodily harm is an injury that, if left untreated, would be life-threatening or an injury that involves serious disfigurement or the loss of a part or organ of the body. There is a separate offence of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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