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.
"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? (WA)
The sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in Western Australia is regulated by the Liquor Control Act 1988. The act establishes a number of offences relating to selling or supplying alcohol to a person who is below the legal drinking age in WA. It also makes it illegal to allow juveniles into licensed premises, except in particular circumstances.
The legal drinking age in WA is 18.
Licensed premises and juveniles
Juveniles are not allowed into licensed premises in Western Australia unless:
- They are accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian;
- They are there to have a meal;
- They are employed at the premises;
- They are a member of the family of the licensee;
Or in a number of other specific circumstances set out in section 120 of the act.
It is an offence to sell or supply alcohol to a juvenile on licensed premises or to permit a juvenile to consume alcohol on licensed premises. This offence attracts a penalty of a fine of up to $10,000 for the licensee or manager and up to $$4,000 for any other person.
It is an offence for an adult to purchase alcohol on behalf of a juvenile at licensed premises. When this occurs both the adult and the juvenile face a fine of $2,000.
It is an offence for the parent or guardian of a juvenile to leave the juvenile unaccompanied at licensed premises without first informing the licensee or an employee. This is punishable by a fine of $2,000.
Juveniles and unlicensed premises
A person must not supply alcohol to a person who is below the legal drinking age in WA on unlicensed premises unless they are the parent or guardian of the young person or have the permission of their parent or guardian. The penalty for doing so is a fine of $10,000.
A person must not supply alcohol to a juvenile even with the permission of their parent or guardian if:
- The parent or guardian is drunk when they give permission;
- The person is drunk;
- The juvenile is drunk;
- The person is unable to supervise the juvenile’s consumption of alcohol.
Offences by juveniles
A juvenile commits an offence if they purchase or obtain or try to purchase or obtain or consume alcohol. This offence can attract a penalty of $2,000.
Sending juvenile to get liquor
It is an offence to send a person, knowing or believing the person to be below the legal drinking age in WA, to licensed premises to obtain alcohol. This is punishable by a fine of $2,000.
It is a defence to an offence involving the sale or supply of alcohol to a juvenile if:
- The juvenile was a family member of the licensee or a person employed or living at the premises; or
- The juvenile was the spouse or de facto partner of a lodger at the premises.
It is a defence to an offence where the accused sold or supplied alcohol to the juvenile, that:
- The juvenile was aged 16 or older and the accused believed on reasonable grounds that they were an adult.
When a staff member at licensed premises suspect a person is below the legal drinking age in WA, they are allowed to ask the person their age and for evidence of that age such as a driver’s licence or passport. If the person fails to produce proof that they are over 18, they can be asked to leave the premises.
A person who fails to leave the premises when asked to do so, or produces fake ID, can be fined $2,000.
If staff believe that an identification document that is presented to them is false, they may confiscate it.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
In Western Australia, laws relating to keeping or working with animals are contained the Animal Welfare Act 2002. The Act…
Laws regulating abortion in Australia vary between different jurisdictions. In Western Australia, abortion was decriminalised in 1998. An abortion can…
Contempt of court is an act which has a tendency to interfere with or undermine the authority of the court.…
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.
WHY CHOOSE ARMSTRONG LEGAL?
201 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
575 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
91 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
Nishi, 2 Phillip Law Street
Canberra ACT 2601
22 St Georges Terrace Perth