Recent Successful Cases at O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors continues to achieve successful outcomes for our clients in regards to criminal matters. We pride ourselves on our trial advocacy and ability to represent clients in trials across all criminal law matters. Our solicitors have handled recent criminal cases around NSW including charges such as assault, drug and traffic offences to name Read more about Recent Successful Cases at O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors[…]

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges

The NSW police’s system of roadside drug testing (RDT) is a poorly justified encroachment on the freedoms of the individual. Similar to random breath testing, RDTs randomly screen drivers for marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy. But apart from the context in which these tests are carried out, there are few further similarities between RBTs and RDTs. Strictly Read more about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges[…]

The Fallout from Titans Drug Charges Exemplifies a Flawed War on Drugs

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) issued notices to appear in court to five players of the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club. Five players have been stood down, including Greg Bird, Beau Falloon, Jamie Dowling and Kalifa Faifai Loa. These players have been accused of using cocaine, and supplying it to their close Read more about The Fallout from Titans Drug Charges Exemplifies a Flawed War on Drugs[…]

Medical marijuana moves closer to becoming legal in NSW

Terminally ill patients will soon be able to use cannabis without fear of being charged in NSW, as the Baird government moves closer to legalising the drug for medical use. On Tuesday the Victorian government introduced legislation removing barriers to clinical trials of medical cannabis. NSW premier Mike Baird, who made the announcement on Tuesday, Read more about Medical marijuana moves closer to becoming legal in NSW[…]

Black market in tobacco booming in Sydney

Cigarette smuggling on the rise, one in eight cigarettes smuggled Areas with large migrant populations are prime markets for the trade Some smuggled cigarettes contain ‘mould, faeces and even asbestos’ 500,000 cigarettes and $1m in cash seized in recent raids It is emerging as one of the most lucrative illegal trades on the streets of Read more about Black market in tobacco booming in Sydney[…]

NSW may beat Victoria to legalise medical cannabis

Momentum is gathering in NSW to legalise cannabis for medical purposes, hot on the heels of Victorian Opposition Labor Leader Daniel Andrews’ pledge to legalise medical cannabis oil for terminally ill people if he wins the state election in November. Labor MP Adam Searle, who was part of a NSW parliamentary inquiry into legalising cannabis Read more about NSW may beat Victoria to legalise medical cannabis[…]

Drug Charges – Importing or Exporting Drugs

Drug importation and drug exportation offences are taken seriously by the Criminal Justice system.  There is a strict approach to the implementation of penalties for offenders found guilty of the importation and exportation of border controlled drugs or plants, due to the effects the supply of controlled drugs has on the wider community. The import Read more about Drug Charges – Importing or Exporting Drugs[…]