Thank you Armstrong Legal, the lawyers that have helped over the past 3 years but more importantly, thank you to Thomas Allen for the major part you and Mr Buckland played. Cannot thank you enough. Cheers.
Hi all. I would like to thank Ms Lisa Riley for all her help with my legal issues this past month. It was the most harrowing experience of my life and thanks to her expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the law, I came out almost unscathed. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Riley and Armstrong Legal if you need help. The service is amazing and the cost was very minimal for the great outcome. Thank you Lisa for helping me in the most difficult time.
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My whole life I was thrown away, you made me feel like I did mean something. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Your compassion and love for your job is inspiring. Your upfront and honesty were muchly appreciated, you are a beautiful person. Thank you for not giving up on me and thank you for all the work you put in. I wish you all the best for the future and I will be recommending you to everyone I know. You're amazing!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for representing me on Monday, I was overjoyed & relieved with the outcome. I don’t think it could have gone any better. All the best, I hope you got to celebrate this one instead after work, you forever made a difference in my life.
I know I thanked you before we parted company but please allow me to reiterate in writing my sincere deepest thanks for defending me in court today. … Armstrong Legal certainly has a great Lawyer you are a credit to the company and I'm quite sure you will secure a very successful future! … My Kindest Regards and Thanks
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."
In Queensland, a court has the power to order that an offender pay a fine as part or all of a penalty for a sentence. A court is restricted by how much they may fine an offender. The maximum fine available for an offence will be contained within the offence provision. The court will order you pay the given fine within a certain period of time.
Section 45 of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 grants the court power to impose a fine on an offender and it states:
- an offender may be fined;
- the fine may be in addition to, or instead of, any other sentence to which the offender is liable;
- the maximum fine that a court may impose is:
- the appropriate maximum applicable to the offence under a provision of this or another Act relating to the offence; or
- if there is no maximum – the maximum mentioned in section 45.
Is a Fine a Criminal Conviction?
A fine does not automatically mean you have a criminal conviction. Section 44 of the Act states that a court may impose a fine whether or not it records a conviction.
What Happens if I can’t Pay the Fine?
If you are required to pay a fine, a court will usually state how the fine is to be paid when you are sentenced. For example, a court could order that an offender pay a fine within a certain period of time and if an offender fails to do so, they could be sent to jail. Alternatively, the court could refer your fine to the State Penalties and Enforcement Registry (SPER).
Alternatively, if you are unable to pay the fine, the court will send a notice to SPER. It can help you with an instalment plan, deductions from your Centrelink payments or a fine option order which allows you to do community service instead of paying.
For advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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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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