Good Behaviour Bond Without Conviction for Assault

Our client attended at her boyfriend’s house late one night after she had been drinking heavily. Unbeknownst to her, his wife was actually there. She had only leaned that he was already married not long prior to. There was an altercation at the house. The Police were called, and arrested our client. In the process of arrest, the client assaulted and resisted the Police members.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Through a series of case conferences and extensive negotiations, the majority of the charges were ultimately withdrawn by the Prosecution, and the plea proceeded only on the assault and resist police charges. The client had no priors and sought self-help in relation to alcohol and anger problems. She was a professional woman, who would have been significantly impeded by the recording of a conviction. Material was tended on the plea, and the Magistrate was ultimately persuaded to impose a without conviction disposition.

Our client received a without conviction good behaviour bond with special conditions.


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