May 13, 2020

Bailed but unlawfully imprisoned for 6 days : BSJ v State of NSW

bail applications prison barsMan gets bail but police refuse to release him

The Plaintiff was remanded by the Local Court of NSW in respect of a criminal matter and detained at a correctional centre.

Later that month, he appeared before the Local Court through Audio Visual Link (AVL) and was granted bail. He requested to be released from the corrections centre, as he was granted bail, yet the police refused to release him. The Plaintiff was not released from custody until 6 days after he had been granted bail.

We sue for unlawful imprisonment

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors commenced civil action against the State of NSW for unlawful imprisonment by the correctional centre. The matter was settled out of court, and BSJ received significant compensation.

If you want to sue the police or corrective services for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution or police assault, battery or brutality, contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the civil lawyers in our Sydney office.

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