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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. He went into detention at a correctional centre.

Later that month, he appeared before the Local Court through Audio Visual Link (AVL) and got bail. He requested release from the corrections centre, as he was granted bail. Yet, the police refused to release him. The Plaintiff did not get release from custody until 6 days after the granting of 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. However, the matter settled out of court, and BSJ received significant compensation.



O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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