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Armstrong Legal Criminal Law

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Business Overview

We are Australia's largest and most experienced Criminal Law firm, with 14 lawyers including 5 Accredited Specialists and over 150 years combined experience. We handle over 1000 criminal cases a year. Each of our fourteen criminal lawyers attends court on a daily basis. They are familiar with the magistrates and judges, and they know how best to approach them. They will fight for justice. Call us now on 9261 4555.

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Our Team Profiles

Russell Boyd
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Russell Boyd

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Criminal Lawyer

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Russell has excellent analytical, communication and personal skills.

Joanna Mansfield
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Joanna Mansfield

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Criminal Lawyer

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Joanna has a keen interest in human rights together with strong verbal and analytical skills.

Cindy Pernrose
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Cindy Pernrose

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Criminal Lawyer

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Cindy is an effective communicator with special expertise in helping clients with intellectual or physical disabilities, clients accused of sexual offences, clients with drug and alcohol addictions and clients with indigenous backgrounds.

David Randle
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David Randle

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Criminal Lawyer

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David is an experienced litigator with special expertise in offences against the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act,, the Local Government Act, the Land and Environment Court Act and the Noxious Weed Act .

Lisa-Claire Hutchinson
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Lisa-Claire Hutchinson

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Criminal Lawyer

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An articulate and persuasive communicator

Andrew Tiedt
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Andrew Tiedt

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Criminal Lawyer

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Formerly with the ATO, Andrew has a dogged work ethic and a passion for advocacy

Nicholas Breen
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Nicholas Breen

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Criminal Lawyer

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A vigorous defender, an excellent team player and a top strategic negotiator

Richard Mayo
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Richard Mayo

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Senior Corporate Lawyer

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A corporate crime lawyer with the Commonwealth DPP, Richard is particularly experienced in honesty offenses.

Justin Wong
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Justin Wong

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Senior Criminal Lawyer

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A former solicitor with the Commonwealth DPP whose experience on both sides makes him a very effective advocate

John Meadley
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John Meadley

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Senior Criminal Lawyer

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A former barrister with 25 years experience defending serious crimes

Michal Mantaj
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Michal Mantaj

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Special Counsel

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A competitive, strategic thinker and an accredited specialist in criminal law

John Sutton
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John Sutton

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Partner - Criminal Law

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A former police prosecutor and prosecutor of police corruption with 16 years experience in criminal law

Lionel Rattenbury
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Lionel Rattenbury

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Partner - Criminal Law

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A shrewd strategist and an accredited specialist in criminal law with 18 years experience

Testimonials

Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Armstrong Legal Criminal Law.

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Judging by the other lawyers at Court, I found Lionel to be the most professional, presentable and the most honourable. He gave me a sense of security and an honour to be represented by him. Thank you!
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Hi Nicholas, I just wanted to thank you again for representing me in court and especially the great job you did for me. I was very surprised and pleased with the result. You were very professional with your statements and manor in and out of court and made a very bad time for me un-stressful and gave me little to worry about. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone who may need assistance in the future. Once again, thank you very much
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We had seen your website and were very impressed with the information you provided. Because you are based in the city we decided to go originally to a local solicitor. They knew less than we did (although your website gave us the heads up) in fact when I left their office I was very stressed and worried. Then I gave John a call. He was so helpful and efficient that I was immediately at ease that even if the outcome of my case was not positive I would have the best counsel possible and you gave me a surreal confidence. I just want to stress how happy and confident we were with the whole process and would happily recommend your company in the future.
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Just wanted to say thankyou for the great advice and better service provided by all of you. Especially to Mr Rattenbury who recommended me at the first time to Mr Sebastian. Mr Sebastian was a great support and very confident regarding my court matter hearing. I appreciate his huge help and extraordinary support and all his advice through the beginning of my legal matter and I will always recommend him to other friends and families. Also Thanks again to Mr Rattenbury again for his great advice.
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John, a thank you for the expert way in which you handled my case. Looking back at the advice and guidance you gave during the Nov/Dec period there is no doubt that it lead to the best possible result from a pretty tough Magistrate. I appreciate the time and effort you put in on my behalf. I also appreciate your approach which always gave me confidence in our dealings and later meeting in Court.
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Lionel was nothing less than brilliant. I had nothing but confidence in his ability to assist me, and all of it was done with a sense of humour, which made it much easier to deal with. I will definitely be referring others to Lionel.
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I just wanted to express to you a huge compliment for Sebastian De Brennan who successfully addressed my traffic matter of Habitual Offender being quashed at court this morning. Sebastian was professional, knowledgeable and sincerely compassionate for my situation and displayed confidence in re-assuring me he would put forward a worthy presentation before the magistrate to have our application granted. Throughout the short period of time Sebastian was dealing with in relation to the matter he showed a lovely, courteous, manner and great support as I was rather anxious. I appreciate that he emailed my referees to say thank you for their assistance (as were they) and again he stood out in the courtroom when he offered a female solicitor his seat amongst a full court room. It is the small things that make a difference and I just wanted to let you know that he serves your practice proudly.
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After calling many law firms and spending days researching via the internet, I decided to visit your office to seek suitable representation. I was very impressed with the level of support and information I received and would not hesitate to refer any of my loved ones and peers to your office. Throughout my dealings with Sebastian De Brennan I was consistently impressed with his level of understanding and compassion. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his approach both with myself and the presiding magistrate. I could not have hoped for a better result and had I gone elsewhere I probably would not have. Thank you and Sebastian for your assistance.
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Totally satisfied with the outcome of the matter. I felt extremely confident in Johns advice and approach. He offered me the feeling that we had a genuine rapport. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Armstrong or Johns services to others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective and timely communications Our website, in particular the going to court tour (www.armstronglegal.com.au/web/page/CL_Going_to_Court_1) is testimony that we care about you being informed of what is likely to occur in your matter and what it will cost. We guarantee that you will not leave the first appointment without being given an estimate of your legal fees or a fixed price quote. In the event that you decide not to use our services we will not charge you for the initial conference. Advanced investigative techniques Most cases are won or lost before you go to court. In trials, winning minor points can make all the difference. Nothing can be taken for granted, especially scientific evidence. We have a range of tools that we know other criminal lawyers do not have, these include: * Sentencing statistics from Judicial Commission (cost $1200 per annum) * A SIM card reader that downloads messages from SIM cards so the evidence can be used in court. * A scientific measuring wheel that provides precise measurements at crime scenes. * Video enhancing software for enhancing CCTV and other video footage. This software not only allows us to produce clearer videos it also allows us to slow down the footage. Experience and knowledge of magistrates and judges We have ten full time criminal lawyers who specialise only in criminal law. We have combined criminal law experience of more than 80 years. Our team includes: * A former criminal law barrister with more than 28 years experience; * The author of a Criminal Law textbook The Local Court Criminal Practice * Two accredited specialists in criminal law * A lawyer with a masters degree from Cambridge in International Criminal Law * A former lecturer at University of Western Sydney * Two law lecturers for the College of Law . We keep notes on each court appearance and how the Magistrate or Judge dealt with an issue so we can learn how to approach the Magistrate or Judge in the future. Honesty We do not lie for our clients or make up defences. While this may turn some people away from our firm, most people want a solicitor they can trust. Each of our solicitors has been employed because of their strong character and their belief in social justice. Thorough preparation For pleas of guilty, each of our solicitors has a thorough knowledge of what they are going to say, so that they can sell you before the court. Once you take your eyes off the magistrate, you give them permission to look down, stop listening and re read the police documents. For pleas of not guilty, you need to be ready to give evidence. While we cannot tell you what to say we can prepare you to give evidence. We can simulate a court room setting so that you understand what will occur and the types of questions you are likely to be asked when you are giving evidence. In jury trials, the jury members are making judgements about how you look and what you do or say. We will advise you on how you should behave while in court and we will give you tips on your physical appearance and body language. The right strategy Our team includes former police prosecutor, former detectives and a former acting crown prosecutor. We know the best ways to approach a problem, how to deal with the police, when to negotiate and when to fight. We work as a team and will work hard to find a solution to your problem. We will not lie for you but we will do all that we can within the law to get the best result for you. The best results The most important consideration when choosing a lawyer is finding one who will get you a great result. We consistently achieve results that score in the top 5% of results recorded in the official statistics published by the Judicial Commission. We have won many criminal law trials where other law firms gave our clients no chance of success. We are happy to provide examples to individuals (excluding the press) upon request. Why choose Armstrong Legal? Seven reasons why you should use Armstrong Legal to handle your criminal law matter:

Offices

3/12 Central Road, Miranda NSW 2228
7/91 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Level 1, 1 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Keywords

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Business Hours

Monday 09:00am to 05:00pm
Tuesday 09:00am to 05:00pm
Wednesday 09:00am to 05:00pm
Thursday 09:00am to 05:00pm
Friday 09:00am to 05:00pm

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