Driving, Dishonesty, Drug Charges, and Breach of Suspended Sentence

Client was charged with 14 offences, including drive whilst authorisation suspended, multiple dishonesty offences, and drug related offences. This offending breach 2 suspended sentences. The client had a significant prior criminal history, including priors for driving whilst disqualified.

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

The Magistrate heard submission about this lady’s tragic personal circumstances, which led to drug use, and subsequent offending. She had made huge efforts to stabilise her life. The Magistrate was persuaded that exceptional circumstances were made out, and that to restore the suspended sentences would be unjust in the circumstances. No order was made on those sentences. On all other charges, she was placed on a 12 month Community Based Order, to complete 75 hours community work. On the charge of drive whilst disqualified, she was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment, wholly suspended for 9 months.


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