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Charged With A Criminal Offence? Get Ex-Police Prosecutors On Your Side

Our founders are ex-police prosecutors and know what it takes to defend your charge. You will benefit from our inside knowledge of exactly how the police prosecute matters. Claim your free case evaluation now.

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35+ years combined experience


Experts in criminal & traffic law


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About Astor Legal

Conveniently located in the heart of Parramatta, our service area is broad – covering Greater Sydney, all the way to Newcastle NSW.

We have the know-how you need

Conveniently located in Parramatta, our service area is broad – covering Greater Sydney, all the way to Newcastle NSW. Handling each case with confidence and determination, Astor Legal is the ultimate choice if you’re seeking exceptional legal advice and service. We offer fixed fees wherever possible so you know what your legal costs will be upfront – and there are no surprises.

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Dedicated to criminal and traffic law

Astor Legal is dedicated to criminal law and traffic law. Having worked both ‘sides of the fence’ as police prosecutors and as criminal defence lawyers, we’re uniquely positioned to apply our extensive knowledge of the system, along with years of practical experience, to gain the best outcome for you.

We understand each case is different so we use a tailored approach to ensure the best possible result, each and every time. Our extensive courtroom experience, knowledge of police resources, and the prosecutor’s likely course of action put Astor Legal, and you, at a significant advantage.

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Over 35 years combined experience

With over 35 years of experience in the criminal justice system, the team at Astor Legal has expert knowledge in both criminal and traffic law. Our law firm is focused on you, the client, and we work hard to gain the best outcome for your case. As former police prosecutors, John Marsh spent years investigating and prosecuting matters for the NSW Police Force. His experience prior to establishing ‘Astor Legal’ means we know how the police and prosecution operate. We know their policies and procedures, the limitations they face, and the way in which they approach a matter.

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Criminal Lawyers Parramatta

If you’re facing criminal or traffic charges, we understand how this can turn your life upside down. Our criminal lawyers in Parramatta can help take away the stress and anxiety of this complex and often scary situation, helping you fight for the best possible outcome.

Why Astor Legal?

Astor Legal are leading criminal lawyers Parramatta. Our criminal lawyers are led by ex-police prosecutors, ready to guide you through the process and successfully defend your case, reduce your sentence and help you get back to a normal life.

Our criminal lawyers Parramatta represent clients at Parramatta district and local courts on a regular basis, therefore are very familiar with the judges and magistrates who preside there. The types of criminal and traffic law cases heard in Parramatta Local Court include but are not limited to;

Defence & Criminal Lawyers Parramatta

  • Drug possession and supply cases.
  • Apprehended violence orders (AVOs).
  • Affray, assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm cases
  • Weapons Offences.
  • Larceny, robbery and property damage cases.

Traffic Lawyers Parramatta

  • Licence offenses, driving whilst disqualified.
  • Licence appeals.
  • Negligent driving lawyers Parramatta.
  • Speeding and camera offences.
  • Drink driving (DUI)
  • Drug driving.

Our traffic lawyers Parramatta know the system inside out, and exactly what it takes to avoid hefty fines, lower your driving suspension period or even reduce your prison sentence. Don’t speak to anyone or complete any paperwork until you’ve spoken to our criminal lawyers, traffic or drink driving lawyers first.

Our Parramatta office is conveniently located at 52 George Street, a short 3-minute walk from both Parramatta local and district courts. Visit our courts we attend page for a comprehensive list of local and district courts our criminal lawyers attend.  So, what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for an experienced lawyer Parramatta, call us at any time on 02 7804 2823 and speak to a ex-police prosecutor about your case today.

Astor Legal criminal lawyers Parramatta can make a massive difference to your court proceedings. With over 50 five star Google client reviews, our solicitors are dedicated to providing each client with the highest calibre of legal representation available, at a fixed price. Our lawyers will vigorously fight for your legal rights and get you the best outcome possible. If you’re looking for the best criminal lawyers Parramatta has on offer, look no further than Astor Legal lawyers.

Our solicitors represent clients in local and district courts in NSW.

About Astor Legal Criminal Lawyers

At Astor Legal, we believe that everybody has the right to good legal representation. We understand that going through the criminal law system is stressful and confusing, which is why our Parramatta lawyers do everything in their power to guide you through the process.

Our legal team has dealt with clients from all walks of life, and we have handled the criminal defence for hundreds of cases. Our offices are situated in the centre of Parramatta, NSW, 2150. It’s just a short walk away from the local and district courts in George Street, Parramatta.

As some of the best criminal lawyers Sydney cab offer, aiding clients in the following areas:

  • Appeals
  • Affray
  • Sexual touching
  • Prohibited drugs
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapons charges
  • Bail applications
  • Sentencing assessment report
  • Fraud offences
  • Property damage
  • Larceny and robbery offences

Why should you get in touch?

You never know when you may need the help of a Parramatta criminal lawyer Sydney to help you fight your case. The consequences of a criminal charge can be devastating and life-changing, and we would highly recommend talking to our team of criminal lawyers as soon as possible.

Dealing with criminal law can be stressful, and we recommend that you have a Sydney criminal lawyer on your side, even for minor offences. Our team of experienced lawyers in the Parramatta office know the judges and magistrates in both the local and higher courts, which gives us an advantage in helping you achieve the result you want from your case.

As some of the best Sydney criminal lawyers, we are ready to fight for your rights. There are many instances when having a lawyer on your side can be beneficial, including when:

  • You’ve been arrested or detained
  • You’ve received a court attendance notice
  • You’ve been asked to consent to a forensic procedure

If you find yourself in such a situation, call us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced lawyers will gather your name, phone, and other details about your case. We will then evaluate your case and discuss potential options or avenues that we can follow to get you the best defence lawyers available.

About Parramatta Local Court

The local branch deals with most of the small legal cases in the area, including:

  • Traffic cases, such as drunk driving or driving while suspended
  • Fraud, larceny, and property cases
  • Common assuage cases
  • Indecent assault cases
  • Child abuse material cases
  • Firearms offence cases
  • Small drug supply and drug possession cases
  • AVOs
  • Bail applications
  • Sentencing hearings
  • Section 32 applications
  • Committal hearings and defended hearings

Larger and more serious cases will often start here and will then move into the District Court.

About Parramatta District Court

The District Court is also located on George Street, near several other courts, including the Weekend Bail Court and the Children’s Court.

The District Court deals with more serious criminal offences, including:

  • Assaults that resulted in wounding or bodily harm
  • Serious fraud and property offences
  • Serious drug cases regarding the supply, manufacture, or importation of illegal substances, or the cultivation of controlled substances
  • Robbery and breaking-and-entering cases
  • Bail applications and trials
  • Sentencing hearings
  • Appeals against severity and conviction

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The service I received was outstanding. John was always incredibly prompt with responding to every question I had in the matter of my case and was very knowledge and provided excellent advice, support and guidance. John is highly recommended and I was very glad to have him represent me in my case.

Anne R

The highly professional team at Astor Legal supported me through a very difficult time. Their cool-headed organisation, thorough approach and wealth of knowledge were invaluable during my legal proceedings. They were quick to respond to all my questions in language that was easy for me to understand. I ended up with a better result than I had hoped for and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Graham P

I just want to thank Josh for the way he handled my matter with empathy, respect and utmost professionalism and care. Josh has a unique insight into police matters which allows him to assess cases with a greater degree of understanding. I would highly recommend Josh and his team to anyone who is in need of an excellent lawyer

Allison R

The legal guidance and professionalism displayed by Astor Legal criminal lawyers is second to none. If you want the best possible out come in court for your guilty-plea legal matter, i strongly urge to look no further and contact these guys. I had John Marsh represent me in court and he was brilliant.

Josh O