Thank you Armstrong Legal, the lawyers that have helped over the past 3 years but more importantly, thank you to Thomas Allen for the major part you and Mr Buckland played. Cannot thank you enough. Cheers.
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.
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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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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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