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About Us

Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers is a law firm that specialises in Criminal and Traffic Law.  Our passionate and dedicated team of expert lawyers represent clients daily in the Local, District, and Supreme Courts of NSW.

How We Can Assist.

The criminal justice system can be very confusing and daunting for those who have little or no experience with it.   The consequences of a Court’s decision can mean the difference between freedom and prison; a conviction or a clean record; a driver’s licence or months of public transport.  Therefore, it is crucial to have the best legal representation when your matter goes to court.

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We carefully review your case

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We advise you on all your legal options

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Because we specialise in the specific areas of criminal and traffic law, we provide you with an expert service that begins at first contact with the police right through to the finalisation of your matter.

Call us now on 02 8059 7121 or book an appointment with one of our solicitors.

The initial consultation is free.


The Team


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Robert Daoud

Principal Lawyer

Robert Daoud’s maiden voyage into law was instructing counsel for the family in the Brimble Coronial Inquest. Since then, he owned and operated Sydney’s premier mentions practice, appearing in thousands of matters in every jurisdiction.

Robert went on to specialise in Criminal Law and Traffic Law, and is a fierce advocate for his clients, obtaining the best possible outcomes in their cases including countless section 10s on guilty pleas; a suspended sentence for a $1 million fraud; and most recently, a not guilty verdict in the Queensland bikie ‘super trial’. Robert has also appeared on television, radio and print media with reference to his matters or on request of his legal opinion.

If it’s uncompromising legal representation you need, look no further…



Samuel Hutchinson


Sam is a criminal law solicitor with an extensive corporate background. He has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Courts dealing in a variety of matters, and has briefed numerous barristers, including Senior Counsel for Trials and Appeals.

Sam appears in matters relating to traffic offences, domestic offences, drug offences and assaults. He has been successful at Sentence and Hearings relating to traffic offences and personal violence offences and has achieved excellent outcomes for his clients.

He has also made numerous successful applications to the Attorney-General’s Department for the remission of driver license disqualification and annulment of convictions.


Marie-Clare Tabuteau


Marie-Clare primarily handles the practice’s Legal Aid matters, including drugs, weapons, assault, firearms and fraud offences in the State and Commonwealth jurisdictions. She appears in the Local Court in bail applications, defended and sentence hearings, contested committals and section 32 applications, and in the District Court in severity appeals and instructing Counsel at trial.

Prior to admission, Marie-Clare worked as a paralegal for several years at small firms specialising in civil and commercial matters. During a university placement at the Macquarie Legal Centre she developed an interest in issues related to criminal law and access to justice, and spent time volunteering at the Marrickville Legal Centre.

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Ben Edye


Ben’s first contract in criminal law practice was with a small criminal law firm in Burwood. The matters in which he was involved varied from small scale possession of prohibited drugs, and mid-range PCA, to aggravated break and enter, and serious child sexual assault, the latter of which resulted in the withdrawal of charges in their entirety. Previously, Ben worked with the pro bono legal sector as a solicitor with the Humanitarian team at Salvos Legal where he managed multiple and voluminous matters across a broad spectrum of legal matters

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Priscilla Calabria

Legal Secretary

Priscilla Calabria is our Legal Secretary at Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers. She is the first point of call and the voice you’ll hear on the end of the line when calling us.

Working for eights years as a medical receptionist, she is well versed in the joys of administrative detail.

Feel free to contact her for any questions, bookings or concerns.

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I’d definitely recommend SCDL to anyone seeking legal advice. Whilst dealing with SCD Lawyers I found my solicitor as well as his colleagues to be approachable and always able to answer any queries I had, whilst making me feel at ease during a very anxious time. Great outcome overall, I’d definitely recommend SCDL to anyone seeking legal advice.  
J.T.- 3rd April, 2014