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My legal matter concerning an application for a Domestic Violence Order was managed by Mr Thomas Allen. I am grateful for the outcome he obtained. Without Mr Allen and his ongoing support, I would be certain of a different result. It has been an extremely stressful period. Mr Allen’s astute ability to liaise on my behalf and his expertise was invaluable and for which I am grateful as I am now able to move forward. Thanking you
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Armstrong Legal and specifically Mr Thomas Allen for representing me in my recent case. At the outset, I would like to thank Mr Allen for the very professional delivery of his legal service. From the first time that I met Mr Allen, I was very impressed with his demeanour and delivery as he made me feel at ease knowing the severity of my case. Mr Allen not only gave me the possible positive outcomes of the case but also the realisation of the worst-case scenario as far as sentencing goes. … I will certainly be recommending Armstrong Legal to any of my friends or family needing representation in criminal matters. Thank you so very much.
Thank you for your representation and help. Fingers crossed for the next step and parole. I just want to say that from the first phone call to your office, your service has been outstanding and have put my mind at ease. I am glad I picked your number to ring.
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.
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An assault is the use of any force, or threat to use force, against a person that is not consented to. In Victoria, most assault offences are contained in the Crimes Act 1958. However, some are also found in the Summary Offences Act 1966. The seriousness of an alleged assault will usually determine which offence the police will prosecute.
The least serious assault offence in Victoria is unlawful assault under section 23 of the Summary Offences Act. This offence is punishable by a fine or up to three months imprisonment and is finalised in the Magistrates Court.
A person is usually charged with unlawful assault when they assault a person without injuring them.
A person who assaults a police officer in Victoria is guilty of an offence under the Crimes Act 1958 and is liable to a sentence of up to two years imprisonment.
Assault police is an indictable offence. However, it is usually dealt with summarily in the Magistrates Court.
Assault with intent to commit indictable offences
A person who commits an assault with the intent to commit other indictable offences is guilty of an offence under section 31 of the Crimes Act 1958. This offence is punishable by up to five years imprisonment.
A person commits affray if they act violently in a public place and their behaviour causes another person or persons to fear for their personal safety. The maximum penalty for affray in Victoria is ten years imprisonment.
Recklessly or intentionally causing injury
Serious assaults that result injury in Victoria are generally charged as offences of causing injury. A person who recklessly or intentionally causes injury to another person is guilty of an offence under section 18 of the Crimes Act. Injury may be unconsciousness, substantial pain, disfigurement or mental illness. It may be temporary or permanent. This offence may be punished by imprisonment for up to five years (where injury was reckless) or up to ten years (where it was intentional).
Recklessly or intentionally causing serious injury
A person may be found guilty of a more serious offence if they recklessly cause serious injury or if they intentionally cause serious injury. A serious injury is an injury that is substantial and protracted or endangers life.
This is an indictable offence that must be finalised in the County Court. It carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 15 years (where the injury was reckless) and 20 years (where it was intentional). An aggravated offence of recklessly causing injury in circumstances of gross violence occurs when a person is injured in any of a number of circumstances including where the offender planned the offence in advance, was in company with two or more other persons or where the offender cause injury to a person who was incapacitated.
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