Armed Robbery, Plea in the County Court

The client was charged with an armed robbery on a pharmacy. He was armed with a knife, and made demands for prescription medication. The offence was captured on CCTV footage.

He had significant medical problems, which affected him at the time of the offending. He was a person with prior criminal matters.

The matter was too serious to be dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court and was adjourned to the County Court for a plea of guilty.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne County Court.

After hearing extensive submissions on behalf of the client, the Judge found that his difficult personal circumstances and poor health, were powerful mitigating factors.

The Judge was persuaded to place the client on an 18 month community based order, to perform 75 hours of unpaid community work.


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.

Visit Kristina’s profile to read more about her background and experience.

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