Dangerous Driving and Speeding – Guilty Plea resulting in a Fine

Our client was driving from Victoria to New South Wales. He was overtaking a person and his speed reached over 170km/hr. We were able to reduce the alleged speed down to 169 km/hour. Our client was intercepted by the Police who were in an unmarked car also travelling on the highway. He was cooperative with the Police.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the following charges:

Keeping the licence loss to the minimum period was important to our client because he was a young General Practitioner who was undertaking his training in rural NSW. His role would have to be dramatically changed due to him not being able to perform the home visits he was previously conducting. We had excellent plea material which showed him to otherwise be a responsible and contributing member of the community.

The Magistrate accepted that it was unlikely to occur again and imposed a fine, conviction, and the minimum licence suspension.


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