BGB was walking at night in an inner City suburb with friends. It was alleged by police officers patrolling the area that the defendant yelled abuse at a police officer. The police approached the defendant and a confrontation ensued where the plaintiff was charged with using offensive language in a public place, assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty and resisting an officer in the execution of his duty.
BGB was found not guilty of all the charges except using offensive language. He was not convicted of that offence and no penalty was imposed at law.
BGB then launched an action against NSW police for unlawfully arresting him, assaulting him and for maliciously prosecuting him.
His claim was settled on the first date of the trial and he received significant compensation and damages for his treatment.
This is just one of many successful outcomes where O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors have represented clients in false arrest and unlawful imprisonment cases. If you intend to make a claim against an authority call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.