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Armstrong Legal

We are committed to getting the best result for you. Our team of lawyers specialises in criminal and traffic law. Together they have over 100 years’ experience. Our lawyers include:

  • A former criminal law barrister with more than 28 years experience
  • A former police prosecutor
  • A lecturer at the traffic offender program
  • The author of a criminal law textbook
  • Accredited specialists in criminal law
  • Traffic law lecturers for the College of Law

The Criminal Law team can provide you with assistance in any of the following areas:

  • Assaults / Violence Offences
  • Coroners Act
  • Domestic Violence Offences
  • Driving - Other Traffic Offences
  • Fraud / Dishonesty / Theft Offences
  • Murder / Manslaughter Offences
  • Other Criminal Offences
  • Public Order Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Firearm Offences
  • Practice and Procedure
  • Workplace Offences
  • OH&S Offences
  • Your Rights
  • Commonwealth Offences
  • Crime Commissions & Confiscation Of Proceeds
  • Driving - Drink Driving Offences
  • Drug Charges
  • Marine Safety Offences
  • Other (Inc. Computer Offences
  • Perjury Offences
  • Robbery Offences
  • Weapons Offences
  • Sentencing
  • Bail
  • Tax Offences
  • Evidence

 No matter what the circumstances or challenges of your matter, we have the experience and dedication necessary to assist you through the difficulties of criminal proceedings. 

Our Team

  • John Sutton

    John Sutton is a senior lawyer with 14 years experience in criminal law including five years as a NSW Police Prosecutor.Prior to joining Armstrong Legal John was employed inter state conducting protracted prosecutions of corrupt police officers with a particular focus on drug squad detectives.

    Boasting experience in Local, Children's, District and Supreme Courts John has the knowledge and ability to confidently guide you through the maze of the criminal law system.John is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court's of New South Wales and Victoria, he has also appeared in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of NSW and the Guardianship Tribunal.

  • Andrew Tiedt

    Andrew brings to Armstrong Legal a unique ability to effectively represent his clients and ensure they obtain the best possible result. He has handled cases across the entire spectrum, including prosecutions for murder, fraud, violence and drug offences. He also has experience in handling ASIC and Tax investigations as well as Roads and Maritime matters.

  • Craig Robinson

    Craig has been a practising criminal lawyer for more than 25 years. He specialises in advocacy work, especially in criminal, traffic, drink driving and apprehended domestic violence matters. He does a lot of local court defended hearings, sentence hearings and appeals to the District Court.

  • Michael Hempsall

    Michael has appeared in hundreds of criminal and traffic matters right across the spectrum of offences and applications including prosecutions for drugs, violence, sexual offences, fraud, larceny, drink driving and many more. In each case he brings to bear a wealth of insight into the court and judicial process.

  • Trudie Cameron

    Trudie is thorough and dedicated, working with her clients to develop a strategy to achieve the best results possible. She recognizes that a clients' matter extends beyond the law itself into other consequences such as work, travel, physical and mental health, and clients' relationships with families and friends, and she is skilled at guiding clients through what is often the most difficult time of their life.

  • Amanda Tsang

    Working exclusively in criminal and traffic law, Amanda understands that those who come to Armstrong Legal do so at a difficult time. She understands that criminal offences have wide reaching consequences for all clients. As such, she is dedicated to using her knowledge and skills to obtain the best result possible in every case.

  • David Porter

    David Porter is Armstrong Legal's Police Accountability lawyer in NSW. This is a specific area of law which combines skills from the areas of criminal law, civil litigation, administrative law and employment law. David's diverse experience has equipped him with the skills necessary to perform in this area.

  • Sarah Marinovic

    Before joining Armstrong Legal, Sarah worked as a prosecutor for the RTA and SDRO. Her experience in these areas gives her a special insight into the criminal justice system. She understands the environment that public prosecutors work in, and how best to approach them to achieve positive results for her clients.

  • Will Del Din

    Since his admission as a solicitor Will has practiced exclusively in traffic and criminal law and is well equipped to advise his clients in these areas. Will rigorously applies his impressive communication skills and legal analysis to each matter. He is skilled at preparing each client for what to expect from the court process and working with his clients to achieve the best result possible.

  • Angela Cooney

    Angela is an experienced Court advocate having appeared in the Local and District Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal as well as in Federal jurisdictions in a multitude of matters, including complex strictly indictable trials. After graduating with First Class Honours and prior to joining Armstrong Legal, Angela worked as a criminal lawyer on the Far South Coast of NSW.

  • Martin Vazquez

    Martin recognises that going to court can be a stressful time, so he is passionate about providing the best possible service to his clients, applying his excellent communication skills to assist them through every step of the way. Martin came to Armstrong Legal with extensive experience in criminal and traffic law.

  • Janelle Whale

    Janelle has spent her entire legal career working exclusively in criminal and traffic law, developing a well-honed instinct for these areas from her unique and broad experience to date. Janelle is known for her approachable nature and mature sensitivity to the personal needs of each of her clients, qualities that she acquired through representing the disadvantaged in regional NSW before joining the Armstrong Legal team.

  • Tyson Brown

    Tyson has the ability to relate to all clients on a personal level, having spent many years prior to his legal career in customer service and hospitality. Tyson completed his internship as an Associate to a Judge of the District Court of NSW. In that role, he experienced advocacy and criminal law from a unique perspective, gaining valuable insight into a Judge’s expectations.

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