Armed Robbery Charges

The client had been charged with 3 armed robberies. They had all occurred in the same area of Melbourne, within a few weeks of each other.

The last involved an armed robbery where he had gone into a cafe during the day, carrying an imitation firearm and demanded money from the staff. He was heavily masked with coverings over his entire face. There was, however, a distinctive tattoo that could be seen on the back of his neck. He was later identified as a result of that tattoo.

Based on the similarities of the offending, he was charged with all three of the robberies.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne County Court.

At Trial, the client was found not guilty of one of the armed robberies by a jury and guilty on another. The prosecution did not proceed with the third.

The client had a tragic set of personal circumstances.

He had been disadvantaged from a young age and as a result had spent a significant period of his life in custody. He did demonstrate some redeeming qualities, in particular through the mentoring role he has taken on in prison.

Despite having many similar priors, the judge was persuaded to give him an opportunity to rehabilitate in the community as much as possible. He imposed a sentence of 5 years with a minimum of 3 to serve. The client had already served one on remand.


Kristina KothrakisKristina Kothrakis

Kristina has significant experience in criminal trials and also holds a degree in Science, majoring in Psychology, an invaluable area of knowledge, as many of her clients suffer from psychological disorders.

Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013