Driving Disqualified – Fine

Driving Disqualified Resulting in a FineOur client was charged with Driving Whist Disqualified for the 8th time. The police pulled him over for a routine licence check and it revealed he was disqualified for 12 months from the Court.

The client was represented by Kristina Kothrakis at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrate was very concerned about the matter. The client had previously received fines and community corrections orders which he had breached. The magistrate was looking at imposing a gaol term on the client, who had amassed a terrible driving history especially for a person who was only in his mid-twenties.

Kristina made submissions about the significant changes the client had made in his life since the last court date. This included overcoming a drug addiction, finding full time employment, and taking on a lot of responsibility regarding the care of his younger siblings. We had obtained references from his partner who was supportive and had noticed significant changes. His employer also provided references and said that measures had been put in place to ensure he could perform his role as a mechanic apprentice, and not have to drive a vehicle.

The magistrate was ultimately persuaded not to impose a gaol term.


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 15/03/2016