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:
The Criminal Law team can provide you with assistance in any of the following areas:
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.
John is a Managing Partner of Armstrong Legal and head of the Criminal Law Division. He was admitted to practice law in NSW in 1999 and prior to that had five years advocacy experience in the Local Court of NSW as a prosecutor. John is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria and the High Court of Australia, though he can appear in any jurisdiction as required.
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 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 frequently appears in local court defended hearings, sentence hearings and appeals to the District Court.
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 has experience defending clients charged with state and commonwealth offences having appeared on their behalf in Local and District Courts and instructed Counsel in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Court of Criminal Appeal. She combines her impressive skills in advocacy and legal analysis with a focus on her client's interests and wellbeing. Her experience working for senior criminal law barristers prior to starting at Armstrong Legal gives her a unique insight into criminal advocacy and practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Olivia’s passion for and dedication to her clients is evident in everything she does. Her approachable nature, attention to detail and understanding of judicial procedure make her a convincing and trustworthy advocate. Olivia spent a year working as an Associate to a Judge of the District Court of NSW. In that role she gained valuable experience in the criminal law, playing a part in numerous trials and hundreds of sentences and appeals.
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.