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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 our 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:

  • Four accredited specialists in criminal law
  • A solicitor who prosecuted corrupt police
  • A former State Prosecuting Advocate
  • A former Police Prosecutor
  • Doyles Guide - Awarded Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers - New South Wales 2017 and 2018



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
Accredited Specialist

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 - Special Counsel

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.

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Michael Hempsall

Michael Hempsall - Managing Associate

In each case Michael offers his clients genuine understanding and sensitivity, to the point legal advice, and results focused representation. His nuanced style of advocacy reflects a wealth of experience gained from his many years as a Judge’s Associate and Solicitor appearing before the court in the full spectrum of traffic and criminal law matters.

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Angela Cooney
Accredited Specialist

Angela Cooney - Managing Associate

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. Read More >



Andrew Fraser

Andrew Fraser - Senior Associate

Andrew works in the areas of criminal law and traffic law, providing practical advice in all of his clients' matters. Andrew has, over many years, developed positive working relationships with prosecutors, magistrates and judges. His no-nonsense approach means he has a reputation for putting forward the best case possible for clients.

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David Porter

David Porter - Senior Associate

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.

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Sarah Marinovic

Sarah Marinovic - Senior Associate

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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Trudie Cameron

Trudie Cameron - Senior Associate

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.

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Amanda Tsang

Amanda Tsang - Senior Associate

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.

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Will Del Din

Will Del Din - Associate

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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Martin Vazquez

Martin Vazquez - Associate

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.

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Janelle Whale

Janelle Whale - Associate

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.

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Tyson Brown

Tyson Brown - Associate

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.

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Cara Maynard

Cara Maynard - Solicitor

Cara possesses a unique insight into the methods of collection and testing of forensic evidence, which she can use on behalf of those accused of crimes. This detailed analysis has transferred and dovetailed into her legal analysis. She brings to bear all the skills of a scientist in pulling apart the proofs and element of offences that police need to prove to secure convictions.
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Aurhett Barrie

Aurhett Barrie - New Client Enquiry Solicitor

Aurhett is the first point of legal contact for clients of Armstrong Legal. He receives every new client with care, understanding and an open mind. He is dedicated to getting to the real issues involved in your matter before matching you with the best solicitor from our team of experienced lawyers.
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where to next?

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?

Leading Criminal Law NSW 2017 ISO 9001 Legal Best Practice Accredited Specialists Criminal Law Sydney Business Awards Winner 2011