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Traffic Law Team


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

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

Our criminal law team includes:

  • Two accredited specialists in criminal law
  • A solicitor who prosecuted corrupt police
  • A former State Prosecuting Advocate
  • A former Police Prosecutor
  • A former Roads Authority Prosecutor

John Sutton
Accredited Specialist

John Sutton - Partner

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.
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Andrew Tiedt

Andrew Tiedt - Partner

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.

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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 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.

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Michael Hempsall

Michael Hempsall - Criminal Lawyer (Team Leader)

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.

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Andrew Fraser

Andrew Fraser - Senior Associate

Andrew represents clients in the ACT Supreme and Magistrates Courts as well as the NSW Local and District Courts of the Canberra region. He appears also before the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal in licensing, mental-health and other matters. His breadth of experience allows him to tailor his advice and submissions to ensure the best possible results for his clients.

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Russell Boyd

Russell Boyd - Criminal Lawyer

Russell’s friendly, practical and strategic approach has fast earned him a reputation as a skilled and strong advocate for his clients. He has spent the last year working for Victoria Legal Aid where he gained experience working under pressure in complex cases. Before moving to Victoria, Russell was admitted to practise in NSW where he clerked for a Supreme Court Judge and first joined Armstrong Legal as a Criminal Lawyer in 2011.

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Sarah Marinovic

Sarah Marinovic - Criminal Lawyer

Before joining Armstrong Legal, Sarah worked as a prosecutor for the RMS (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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Matthew Eddy

Matthew Eddy - Criminal Lawyer

Matthew is a persuasive advocate with a high level of insight and legal analysis that enables him to provide tactful, considered and tailored legal advice. He appears regularly on behalf of clients charged with traffic, summary and serious indictable offences. This breadth of experience has equipped Matthew with the legal acumen and poise to provide you the best possible outcome.

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Angela Cooney

Angela Cooney - Criminal Lawyer

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.

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Will Del Din

Will Del Din - Criminal Lawyer

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.

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Trudie Cameron

Trudie Cameron - Criminal Lawyer

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.

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Amanda Tsang

Amanda Tsang - Criminal Lawyer

Having worked 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.

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Todd Trotter

Todd Trotter - Criminal Lawyer

Todd has a very friendly and understanding approach. He recognises the criminal justice system can be a complex and daunting process for clients to navigate and he aims to take out the stress and worry. Todd understands that poor outcomes can have detrimental ramifications on employment and travel prospects so is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for his clients.

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Bridget Kennedy

Bridget Kennedy - New Client Relationship Manager

The first person you are likely to speak to at Armstrong Legal will be Bridget, the New Client Relationship Manager. As a qualified solicitor Bridget is available to give short advice and direct your more detailed questions to the solicitor advocates within the team. Bridget has experience in a range of areas of law. At Armstrong Legal she has engaged in the legal aspects of a wide range of criminal and traffic matters.

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where to next?

In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

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