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Our New South Wales Criminal Law team has a number of solicitors experienced in representing clients charged with possess prohibited drugs, supply, deemed supply, drug trafficking and importation, and other drug-based offending. Because of the nature of these offences, there is often a great deal at stake for people. Their career, ability to hold a working with children check, access to their children, status in Australia, and freedom may be in jeopardy particularly as a jail sentence is often imposed where a person is found guilty of supplying, trafficking or importing a significant quantity of prohibited drugs. This page provides information about Armstrong Legal’s Sydney drug lawyers.

Get advice from Sydney drug lawyers ASAP

It is critical that any person who is facing allegations and criminal charges ensures they have the best legal team on their side – from the date the allegation is first made. When a person is charged with drug offences, it’s important to have a Sydney drug lawyer assisting with the charging process, with decisions whether or not to participate in interviews or forensic procedures, with the making of a bail application and throughout the criminal matter. This is so regardless of whether the person plans on defending the matter, or pleading guilty.

Why choose Armstrong Legal Sydney drug lawyers?

Our Sydney drug lawyers regularly provide legal advice in relation to the management and handling of allegations, police investigative techniques that clients should be aware of and the process of laying charging and going through court proceedings. We have Sydney drug lawyers on hand to provide advice in relation to dealing with police, bail applications, analysing a brief of evidence and whether or not the charges should be defended.

The police brief of evidence in drug matters is usually extensive and may include complicated expert evidence such as DNA, drug analysis certificates and evidence of a joint criminal enterprise if numerous people have been charged. Similarly, if the police have undertaken a controlled operation to investigate a clandestine lab or large-scale drug syndicate, the brief of evidence would most likely include surveillance not limited to telephone intercepts, CCTV footage and evidence from police informants.

While all our criminal lawyers will deal with drug matters from time to time, the below members of our team have particular experience in these types of matters. For one-off advice or representation, please feel free to call our lawyers on 02 9261 4555 or send us an email at [email protected] to arrange an appointment with one of our Sydney drug lawyers.

Angela Cooney

Angela Cooney is the National Practice Director of Criminal Law at Armstrong Legal and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist (meaning she is recognised by the Law Society of NSW as a solicitor demonstrating specialised competence in criminal law).

Angela has a wealth of experience with drug-based offending, having appeared in both sentences and defended hearings for drug offences in the Local Court. She has instructed counsel in District Court trials and sentences, Supreme Court bail applications and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal and is an experienced advocate.

Trudie Cameron

Trudie Cameron is the NSW Practice Director of Criminal Law at Armstrong Legal and is also an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.

Trudie is particularly skilled at guiding her clients through the many different stages of drug matters. From the moment the allegation is made, Trudie will provide specific advice to her clients about safeguarding their best interests, navigating the charging and bail process and building a defence. Trudie has also appeared in drug matters as an advocate in the Local Court and District Court sentencing matters, and as an instructing solicitor in District Court trials, Supreme Court bail applications and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is a Special Counsel at Armstrong Legal. He is a highly experienced Criminal Law Accredited Specialist who has been practising for over 30 years. Craig’s experience, cross-examination skills and candour in the courtroom are highly regarded. He is well known to magistrates and judges and has earned a reputation over many years as a thorough, honest and persuasive advocate.

Craig is passionate about achieving the best result possible for each client. He has appeared in drug matters as an advocate in the Local Court and District Court sentencing matters, and as an instructing solicitor in District Court trials, Supreme Court bail applications and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Elizabeth Tsitsos

Elizabeth Tsitsos is a Senior Associate at Armstrong Legal, having spent her career practising exclusively in criminal defence work. Her attention to detail and thorough preparation has meant that she excels in matters requiring high-level care, as offences of this nature often do. She is particularly skilled at navigating lengthy and detailed briefs of evidence and preparing a meticulous defence or case in mitigation on sentences on behalf of her clients.

Elizabeth has appeared in drug matters as an advocate in the Local Court and as an instructing solicitor in District Court trials and sentences, and Supreme Court bail applications. She also has experience with the Drug Court, which is a specialist court in NSW aimed at addressing underlying drug dependency which has resulted in criminal offending.

Elizabeth also has experience in representing clients involving multiple co-accused involving “cutthroat” defences.

Sydney drug lawyers: Suzanne Martinez

Suzanne Martinez is a Senior Associate at Armstrong Legal. Prior to joining Armstrong Legal, Suzanne worked for six years as a Senior Federal Prosecutor and Complex Litigator for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutors working on some of their largest and most complex large scale drug importation and trafficking matters.

Suzanne has prosecuted Federal drug offences involving voluminous briefs of evidence and multiple co-accused. She has a wealth of experience with respect to controlled operations by the Australian Federal Police, plea negotiations, assessing briefs of evidence to determine what matters should be prosecuted or appealed. She has appeared in lengthy and complex Supreme Court and District Court trials, extended pre-trial hearing applications, sentencing proceedings and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

As a former Senior Federal Prosecutor, Suzanne has developed lasting relationships with the Bench. Her experience in prosecuting matters involving numerous co-accused provides her with unique insight into how matters are run where a defendant seeks to advance a defence case to the effect that the perpetrator of a criminal act was their co-accused thereby strengthening the prosecution case against his/her co‐defendant.

Sydney drug lawyers: Tyson Brown

Tyson Brown is an Associate at Armstrong Legal and has vast experience in representing clients in drug matters of varying seriousness and complexity. Tyson has enjoyed tremendous success in negotiating lesser charges, and/or changes to the allegations with police. Many of Tyson’s clients have received the benefit of reduced charges and/or seriousness of the allegations, for example, withdrawal of drug supply charges. This is due to Tyson’s diligent review of drug allegations, and his transparent and persuasive engagement with New South Wales police.

Tyson has a knack for distilling complex legal advice in simple terms and is known for going above and beyond in his service to clients. This is evidenced by the many positive reviews Tyson receives from his satisfied clients. Tyson also has a wealth of experience in representing clients who are participating in full-time residential rehabilitation and has a proven track record of successfully applying for bail on behalf of clients who intend on residing in a rehabilitation facility pending the finalisation of their matter. Similarly, Cara has represented clients who wish to participate in the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program which is aimed at reducing offending for adults in the Local Court by addressing underlying drug and alcohol-related issues through participation in various programs.

If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal. 

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