Suing for unlawful imprisonment compensation: BH v NSW

Suing for unlawful imprisonment compensation

BH was wrongfully arrested by police who alleged that he had breached a condition of an apprehended violence order (AVO). In fact, the condition which police alleged he breached had been varied by the court some ten months earlier. Despite his protests and explanation to the police about the variation, they arrested, detained, charged and prosecuted him for an offence he had not committed.

Police agree to settle

Our lawyers who specialise in suing the police commenced roceedings in the District Court of New South Wales for unlawful imprisonment compensation. Prior to the matter going to hearing, the State of New South Wales agreed to settle the case for a sum of damages.


‘I tried so hard to explain to the police that I had not done anything wrong yet they didn’t believe me. Instead of making enquiries, the locked me up and charged me.  I am really pleased with the outcome and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your firm.’

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.

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

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