Burglary, Theft, with Breach of Suspended Sentence, Plea in the Magistrates’ Court

The client was charged with 2 charges of burglary, and one of attempted burglary on residential premises. He was also charged with a number of related dishonesty, criminal damage and assault charges. He has an extensive criminal history, with multiple prior convictions of this nature, for which he had received lengthy periods of imprisonment.

This offending also breached a 2 month suspended sentence.

Kristina Kothrakis represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court for the charges of Burglary, Theft, and other related offences.

The client was in a period of relative stability at the time of the plea. He had ceased drug use, and had stable accommodation.

The Magistrate ultimately sentenced him to 13 months imprisonment, and set a very low minimum of 3 months to serve, before being eligible for parole. This term was significantly less than those he had previously served for the same type of offending.

The suspended sentence was restored, and ordered to run concurrently with the above sentence.


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