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."
Conduct Endangering Life
It is an offence to recklessly engage in conduct that places or may place another person in danger of death, the maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment.
The Offence of Conduct Endangering Life
The offence of conduct endangering human life is contained in Section 22 of the Crimes Act 1958, which states: “A person who, without lawful excuse, recklessly engages in conduct that places or may place another person in danger of death is guilty of an indictable offence”.
What Actions Might Constitute Conduct Endangering Life
- Pointing a loaded firearm at another person;
- Driving at very high speeds with passengers in the vehicle;
- Holding open the train doors whilst the train is moving.
What the Police Must Prove
To convict you of conduct endangering life, the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
- You engaged in conduct;
- That conduct placed a person in danger (ie conduct that carried with it an appreciable risk) of death;
- You engaged in that conduct voluntarily;
- A reasonable person in your position, engaging in the same conduct in which you engaged in and in the same circumstances, would have realised that they had placed another in danger of death; and,
- You engaged in that conduct recklessly in so far as you could have foreseen that placing another person in danger of death was a probable consequence of your actions in all the circumstances.
Threats are not Enough
A threat is not enough to prove a charge of conduct endangering life. Even if you have taken steps to prepare for committing dangerous conduct, you cannot be found guilty of this offence if you haven’t engaged in the conduct yet.
Which Court Will Hear Your Matter?
So long as the accused consents, the charge will generally be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. If there are other more serious charges or if the accused does not consent to the Magistrates’ Court hearing the matter, the matter can be committed to the County Court of Victoria.
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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