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John Sutton

John Sutton
Partner - Acc. Spec. (Criminal)

1300 168 676
Accredited Specialist



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.

Prior to joining Armstrong Legal, John was practicing interstate, conducting protracted prosecutions of corrupt police officers with a particular focus on drug squad officers. Before this, John was practicing law in NSW, assisting clients with criminal law issues that covered the field of criminal law offences, including major traffic offences, violence, dishonesty and sexual matters.

John has a wide range of experience, appearing in the following jurisdictions: the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW, the Guardianship, Nursing and Administrative Decisions Tribunals of NSW, the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (Cth), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth), the Federal Court of Australia and the Magistrates, Country and Supreme Courts of Victoria.

John has also experience in coercive investigations by the Australian Investments and Securities Commission, the NSW Crime Commission, the Australian Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

The experience and qualifications that John possesses, being a high quality mix of defence and prosecution skills, together with his team at Armstrong Legal, means you can be certain of accurate, dependable and practical advice on how your matter can be dealt with.

John is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, recognised by the Law Society of NSW. John also sits on the Disclosure Committee and Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Law Society.


My initial 1 1/2 hours consultation with you John was illuminating. You clearly have an extensive experience and working knowledge of the law. You quickly understood the key points of the my case and gave me critically important advice as to how to proceed.


John was a great support for me in this case and I am very grateful for the outcome, which could have been so much worse for me - Thank You.


I just want to say thank you for putting your heart and soul into my case.


I thank John Sutton for his professionalism. He is a wonderful worker and I could not have had a better result without him.


I was very happy with the outcome of my case. I couldn't praise Mr Sutton enough. I am very thankful.


Just a note to say thank you for all the hard work you performed as my solicitor during the past 7 months. I'm not sure many other solicitors would have taken the detailed and technical approach you did. I do feel it was this approach which obtained me a result that not many other solicitors would have achieved. Thanks once again for getting me this great result.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again not just for your brilliance today but for all your hard work over the past 15 months. I am sure that if I had anyone else representing me today the outcome would have been very different. You are unbelievably good at what you do and I am sure that your success will continue to make Armstrong Legal the best in the business.


I really like your way, very smart, and Genius.


John acted swiftly and efficiently , and was exceptionally thorough. His advice as clear and reassuring. By the end of the process I could see just how important engaging his expertise had been.



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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.

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