O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are expert criminal defence lawyers. Here are a number of successful cases where O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors have secured a favourable result for our clients who have been charged with murder.
AH – Client found not guilty of murder after running successful defence of duress
This case involved the death of the victim. The Crown ran two alternate cases that corresponded with a charge of murder, and a charge of accessory after the fact. O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors ran the defence that the client had nothing to do with murder. She only assisted in the cover up of the murder under duress from her violent partner. The court accepted this and the client was found not guilty on both charges.
AA – Jury found client not guilty of both murder and manslaughter charges
AA faced charges of murder after prosecutors allege that AA and four others took part in a beating which caused the death of the victim. We assisted AA in his lengthy Supreme Court trial that spanned several weeks. The defence presented evidence that successfully established that AA never struck the deceased. Also, that he lacked the necessary intention to prove the charge of murder. The jury found AA not guilty of murder, and not guilty of manslaughter.
LC – Re-trial ordered after successful appeal of LC’s murder conviction
The Supreme Court of NSW found LC guilty of murder following a trial. LC appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeal against both his conviction and sentence. The CCA found that there had been a miscarriage of justice. This was because an alternative verdict of manslaughter was not left to the jury despite such an alternative being ‘open on the evidence’. Consequently, a re-trial then followed.
Contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 for legal advice on your case. The first consultation is free.