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
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."
How to Write a Letter of Gratitude to Police
In Victoria, the only way to avoid a criminal record for offending is to be offered a Diversion Notice by Victoria Police and then be judged suitable for a Diversion Plan by a Magistrate.
Once you have passed these two hurdles, you will be placed on a Diversion Plan for a period of up to 12 months. Every Diversion Plan is different; however one common order of the court is that you provide a letter of gratitude to the member/s of Victoria Police who offered you a Diversion Notice. The Magistrate will usually order you to prepare the letter and provide it to staff at the court house. The court staff then forward your letter to the police officers involved. It is mandatory that you provide the letter of gratitude before the conclusion of your Diversion Plan.
Sometimes drafting a letter of gratitude can be difficult. The most important thing to keep in mind while you are drafting the letter is that members of the police force see letters of gratitude quite frequently in their line of work. It is crucial you are honest in your letter and openly discuss your remorse for the offending, as well as what you have learned throughout the court process.
It may be tempting to simply Google a template for a letter of gratitude however the police officer receiving the letter will know whether or not the letter is written in your own words or copied from a template online.
There are a number of points you might consider making in your letter of gratitude, including the following:
- Apologising for the offending;
- Explaining what you have learned through the court process;
- Outline the detriment you would have suffered had you not been offered Diversion;
- Thanking the officer for their recommendation for the Diversion Plan; and
- Outlining why the officer can be confident you will not reoffend.
Remember – the most important thing is that the letter is written in your own words.
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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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