Community Corrections Order for Theft

CasinoThis is a case involving a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Theft.

Our client was charged with stealing $120,000 worth of gaming chips from a casino. He allegedly grabbed the chips when the croupier was distracted before running out of the building. He was identified from the CCTV footage. When he was interviewed by the police, he made admissions to the theft.

Kristina Kothrakis acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne County Court for the charge of Theft.

The client was a man in his 30’s who had no prior convictions. In this case, as with any, it was crucial to understand the full reason for why he committed the offence. It emerged that he was in financial hardship at the time. He and his partner were drowning in debt and had just received an eviction notice. He was so overwhelmed by his situation that in trying to find a way out of their crisis, he made a foolish and spontaneous decision to take the chips.

Kristina mapped out the client’s personal history which showed that he had lived an honest and very hard working life up to that point. It was important to place the offending into its proper context. The value of the theft was high, but in this case Kristina had to make sure that the client would avoid a gaol term. The defence was ultimately successful and the judge imposed a Community Corrections Order for the Theft charge.


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 15/02/2018