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.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
The power of Victorian courts to impose a financial penalty on an accused is governed under Part 3B of the Sentencing Act 1991. Specifically, section 49 provides that the court may fine an accused following a finding of guilt.
When making a decision on an appropriate fine, the sentencing magistrate or judge may consider factors such as the final circumstances of the offender, the amount of any restitution, forfeiture or confiscation order and any advantage gained by the accused in committing the offence.
When giving consideration to an accused’s financial situation, the court may seek information about the accused’s employment, income, debt and family circumstances, including dependents.
A fine may be for a single offence or ordered as an “aggregate” penalty. An aggregate penalty is one which is ordered for multiple offences.
Once ordered by the court, fines are forwarded to Fines Victoria. An accused will receive the Fine Notice in the post two to twelve weeks after their court date. The fine can then be placed on a payment plan by contacting Fines Victoria and organising regular payments.
If an accused is unable to pay, they can make an application to the court under section 64 of the Act to convert up to 100 of their financial penalty units into unpaid community work.
For advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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