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Our Team


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

Armstrong Legal's criminal and traffic law team includes 10 lawyers who specialise exclusively in criminal Law and traffic law matters. With combined experience of more than 87 years, you can rest assured that you will receive the best advice and representation available in New South Wales.

Our criminal law team includes:

  • Three accredited specialists in criminal law
  • A solicitor who prosecuted corrupt police
  • A former barrister
  • Two former State Prosecuting Advocates



John Sutton
Accredited Specialist

John Sutton - Partner

John Sutton is a senior lawyer whose 19 years experience in criminal law, includes 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.

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Craig Robinson
Accredited Specialist

Craig Robinson - Senior Associate

Craig has been a practising criminal lawyer for more than 25 years. He specialises in vocacy 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.

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Michal Mantaj
Accredited Specialist

Michal Mantaj - Special Counsel

Since his admission to practice over 10 years ago, Michal has spent most of his career working in the field of criminal defence and traffic law. In that time he has risen to the position of Special Counsel, making him one of our most senior criminal and traffic lawyers.

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Mark Dight

Mark Dight - Criminal Lawyer

Mark has successfully represented clients through many committal hearings, trials and appeals. He also has experience in Coronial Inquests, Crime and Misconduct Commission Enquiries and Australian Crime Commission Enquiries, he has acted for many client’s through police investigations and is used to helping his client’s assert their rights.

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Andrew Tiedt

Andrew Tiedt - Criminal Lawyer

Having been awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) as well as a Bachelor of Laws, he began his career working at the Tax Office conducting tax technical litigation. Shortly after being admitted to practice he started with Armstrong Legal and since then worked exclusively in Criminal Law.

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Mariah Maltezos

Mariah Maltezos - Criminal Lawyer

Since her admission to practice, Mariah has worked exclusively in the areas of criminal, traffic and mental health related matters. She has appeared in cases throughout the Sydney Metropolitan and Regional Courts and has acted for an array of clients such as celebrities, professionals and the underprivileged.

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Nicholas Breen

Nicholas Breen - Criminal Lawyer

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology in 2007 he is steadily gaining respect in his chosen field, practicing in all areas of Criminal Law with a particular interest in drug offences.

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Sarah Marinovic

Sarah Marinovic - Criminal Lawyer

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.

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Michael Hempsall

Michael Hempsall - Criminal Lawyer

Before joining the Armstrong Legal Criminal Law team Michael was an Associate at the District Court NSW and Tipstaff at the Supreme Court NSW.As a Judge's Associate Michael has observed and worked on hundreds of criminal matters as they have passed before the courts.

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Amanda Tsang

Amanda Tsang - New Client Relationship Manager

The first person you are likely to speak to at Armstrong Legal will probably be Amanda, the New Client Relationship Manager. As a qualified solicitor Amanda is available to give short advice and direct your more detailed questions to the solicitor advocates within the team.

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where to next ?

1300 168 676

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?

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555