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."
Property offences primarily concern the destruction, damage, or theft of property. There is a range of property offences that can be committed under the Victorian criminal law and these range from minor summary offences to serious indictable offences that carry significant penalties.
Property offences carry longer maximum penalties when they are committed in circumstances that involve violence or the potential for injury. There is a separate category of offences known as composite offences, which involve both property and violence.
Some of the main property offences against Victorian law are summarised below.
It is an offence under section 72 of the Crimes Acts 1958 to dishonestly appropriate property that belongs to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property. This offence is known as theft or stealing and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Theft is an indictable offence but can be dealt with summarily (in the Magistrates Court) if both parties consent to this.
Destroying or damaging property
It is an offence under section 197 of the Crimes Act to destroy or damage property intentionally and without lawful excuse. This offence can be committed whether the property belongs to another person or to the accused person. This offence is punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
If a person destroys or damages property intentionally and without lawful excuse and with the intention of endangering the life of a person, the maximum penalty that applies if imprisonment for 15 years.
Arson causing death
Under section 197A, a person who commits arson and causes the death of another person is guilty of a crime punishable by a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
Causing a bushfire
A person who intentionally or recklessly causes a bushfire in Victoria is guilty of a crime punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment. This offence is committed where a person starts a fire and is reckless as to its spread onto property belonging to another.
A person who enters a building as a trespasser with the intent to steal or to cause damage to the building or to property in the building is guilty of burglary. This offence is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years.
A person who commits burglary while armed with a firearm or an offensive weapon or while a person is present in the building is guilty of aggravated burglary, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to 25 years.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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