Exceed PCA – Community Based Order

The client is a lady in her 40’s. She was pulled over after she had been seen swerving over the road. She was breathalysed, and furnished a sample of breath with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.291%. At the time, she had her young teenage son in the car with her.

She was charged with:

She also has a prior for drink driving.

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

The Magistrate, upon hearing the summary, commented that it was “frighteningly high reading” and probably the highest reading he had encountered. It was, of course, aggravated by the prior incident, and by her having a child in the car. Submissions were made with respect to the multitude of medical issues she suffers from, and the reason behind her intoxication on the day.

A number of medical reports were obtained to substantiate her instructions, which went a long way in reducing the culpability of her conduct. Numerous character references were also obtained attesting to her otherwise good character. Her licence was cancelled for the minimum period, and as a result of the plea, the sentence was structured more towards rehabilitation rather than punishment, resulting in a 12 month Community Based Order.


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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