Costs Awarded for Malicious Prosecution – BB

Read about how we assisted a client in successfully applying for costs against the police for malicious prosecution.

Client incorrectly investigated by police

Larceny theft property offence stealingBB received a police infringement notice for stealing. It stated that she had stolen an item from a store at Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. BB felt shock from the letter given that she had never even been to QVB before.

She went to the police station to clear her name. The police officer informed her that she would have to attend Court to challenge the matter.

We assisted client in getting the police to withdraw charges

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented BB in her matter. Defence lawyers wrote to the police to request them to withdraw the charges. However, over the next two months, the police continued to add extra statements to the brief given to the client. The charges were eventually withdrawn against the client.

Costs application in favour of client for malicious prosecution

We assisted BB in making a costs application against the police for malicious prosecution. This application was successful, with the client receiving a substantial amount for costs.

If you believe that you have been maliciously prosecuted, speak to one of our experienced lawyers. We can provide you advice on your legal options. Call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.


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

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