O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors has had a remarkable year in 2017. We are proud of the wide range of successes that we’ve had this year that span from our involvement in Royal Commissions to our successful outcomes for clients in both criminal and civil cases and our pro bono work. A year filled with Read more about O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors: Year in Review[…]
Peter O’Brien was featured on ABC News last night (17 June, 2015). Peter appeared as a solicitor in the bail application for the high-profile accused William Spedding. Channel 7’s nightly news also featured the story: that clip can be watched here.
Let’s take a moment to review the history of bail law in NSW, so that we can appreciate in full the stupidity of the most recent reforms. In 1978 Attorney-General Frank Walker’s reformed bail law entered into force, doing away with the discriminatory system of “cash bail” and introducing a general presumption in favour of Read more about Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law[…]
Legislative changes to the NSW Bail Act have commenced today through the enactment of the Bail Amendment Act 2014. Show Cause – Burden of Proof placed on accused The Act places an onus on the accused to positively show cause as to why their detention is not justified, effectively creating a general presumption against bail Read more about Bail Amendment Act Commences[…]
Factors including links to organised crime and a victims’ view of their safety will be taken into account when courts are deciding whether to grant bail to accused criminals under changes signed off by state cabinet in response to fury over controversial recent decisions. The changes, to be announced by Attorney General Brad Hazzard on Read more about New NSW bail act to take victims, organised crime links into account[…]
Anywhere, any time – O’Brien Solicitors are on call to talk about your bail concerns. Contact our 24 hour hotline (02) 9261 4281 A grant of bail is important for anyone who has been accused of a crime and subsequently locked up. At O’Brien Solicitors we can ensure the best possible bail application is made Read more about O’Brien Solicitors Bail Lawyers Sydney[…]
Have you got a loved one in custody who should be on bail? Being accused of a criminal offence of any type is very difficult and frightening experience for those charged and for their family and loved ones. Being in custody, bail refused, makes the process of the criminal justice system even more confronting and Read more about Getting the Best Bail Lawyer Sydney[…]