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."
In Victoria, fraud offences are dealt with pursuant to sections 81-87 of the Crimes Act 1958.
Offences involving fraudulent behaviour are considered very serious by the court, as evidenced by the fact that each of the offences outlined below include an associated maximum penalty of imprisonment, ranging from ten to fifteen years for each offence.
Often alleged offences of this nature involve an abuse of power or trust, which is considered aggravating by the court. For example, an employee illegally obtaining funds from their employer by processing refunds directly to their own account would receive a more severe penalty because of the position of trust held by the accused. Similarly, a company director falsifying documents to avoid payments to a creditor would receive a more severe penalty because of their position of power and their abuse of that power.
Fraud offences may be heard in either the Magistrates’ Court or the County Court of Victoria. Factors such as the value of the alleged fraud, the duration of the fraud and the record of the accused will be relevant to the most appropriate forum for the hearing of a fraud offence.
If you have been charged with an offence involving fraud or deception, you must ultimately decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty to the offence/s against you. By entering a plea of guilty, a sentence hearing will be heard before a magistrate or judge. Your lawyer will make submissions on your behalf and the magistrate or judge will order a penalty against you. By entering a plea of not guilty, there will be a hearing on the evidence before the court and a decision will be made as to your innocence or guilt.
Armstrong Legal’s specialist criminal law team are available to represent you. We appreciate the often complicated and personal nature of allegations of fraud and will ensure you have representation of the highest calibre from the outset.
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.
WHY CHOOSE ARMSTRONG LEGAL?
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