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."
What is the Legal Drinking Age? (Vic)
The sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in Victoria is regulated by the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. That act makes it illegal to supply alcohol to a minor or to permit a minor to enter licensed premises except under particular circumstances. It establishes a number of offences relating to allowing a person who is below the legal drinking age to buy or consume alcohol.
The legal drinking age in Victoria is 18, as in all Australian states and territories.
Supplying alcohol to minors
Under section 119 of the Liquor Control Reform Act, it is an offence to supply alcohol or permit alcohol to be supplied to a person under the age of 18. This offence is punishable by a fine of up to 120 penalty units (currently 19,826.4).
Delivering alcohol to minors
Under section 119A it is an offence to knowingly deliver alcohol to a person who is under the age of 18.
Minors and licensed premises
A person under 18 is not allowed to be present on licensed premises unless they are:
- Accompanied by a parent or guardian;
- Partaking of a meal;
- A resident of the premises.
If a licensee or permittee allows a minor to be on licensed premises under other circumstances, they are guilty of an offence punishable by a fine of up to 120 penalty units.
Minor supplying alcohol
Licensees are not allowed to permit minors to supply alcohol to others at licensed premises. However, this provision does not apply if the young person is undergoing training approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. In any other circumstance, a fine of up to 120 penalty units applies.
Offences by minors
It is an offence for a person below the legal drinking age of 18 to do any of the following:
- Purchase or receive alcohol;
- Possess or consume alcohol;
- Enter licensed premises (except in the circumstances described above);
A minor can be fined five penalty units for this offence.
It is am offence to give one’s own proof of age document to another person to use to be used as proof of age by another person or to obtain a proof of age document for another person. It is also an offence to deface or interfere with a proof of age document or to make or provide a false proof of age document.
It is also an offence to provide false information when applying for a proof of age document.
Any of these acts can lead to a fine of up to 20 penalty units.
A person who suspects that a person who is trying to gain access to licensed premises, or to purchase or consume alcohol is under 18 may demand the person’s name, address and age. A person must not refuse to provide this information. Doing so can attract a fine of up to 15 penalty units.
If a person supplies a document (other than a driver’s license) as proof of ID to a person who reasonably suspects the document belongs to someone else, that the document has been forged or contains misleading information, they may seize the document.
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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