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."
Firearm Offences (Vic)
In Victoria, firearms offences are viewed as serious offences by law enforcement authorities. Firearms legislation, including the Firearms Act 1996, regulates the possession, use, purchase, manufacture and supply of firearms and associated components. The intent of the legislation is to limit firearm possession and promote public safety.
This section outlines what the police must prove to successfully prosecute you, as well as the maximum penalties for firearm offences. It also sets out what to do if you are deemed a prohibited person from holding a firearm licence.
Definition of Firearms
A firearm is defined as a device which is designed or adapted to “discharge a shot or a bullet or other missile by the expansion of gases produced in the device by the ignition of strongly combustible materials or by compressed air or other gases, whether stored in the device in pressurised containers or produced in the device by mechanical means”.
This definition may include:
- Homemade weapons;
- Handguns; and
- Many other devises that fit the definition.
Handgun vs. Longarm
The legislation differentiates between a handgun and a longarm.
A handgun is a firearm that is:
- Reasonably capable of being carried or concealed about the person; or
- Is reasonably capable of being raised and fired by one hand; or
- Does not exceed 65 cm in length parallel to the barrel.
A longarm is any firearm other than a handgun.
An imitation firearm is a device whose appearance could reasonably be mistaken for that of an operable firearm.
It is an offence to display, possess, carry, use, import or sell any imitation firearms in Victoria without a Chief Commissioner of Police Prohibited Weapons Approval or a Governor in Council Exemption.
Please select the offence from the list below:
- Unregistered Firearms
- Unlicensed Firearm
- Possession of Cartridge Ammunition
- Possession of a Trafficable Quantity of Unregistered Firearms
- Carry or Use Firearm in Certain Places
- Control or Use Dangerous Articles
- Control of Body Armour
- Safe Keeping of Firearms and Ammunition
- Store Firearms Under Longarm and Handgun Licences
- Application to be Deemed a Non-Prohibited Person
Offences arising out of the Firearms Act may occur by way of a penalty notice. Offences that occur in this manner may be dealt with by paying the fine. This is not an admission of guilt and if the full fine provided in the penalty notice is paid, the person is not liable to any further proceedings for that offence.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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