Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations – Fine

This is a case study on a charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations related to Sex Offender Register resulting in a financial penalty.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client has been on the Sex Offender Register since 2003. In this instance, he failed to report an overseas holiday he went on with his partner and her family. Cross-checks conducted between Airport authorities and the police detected his travel, and he was called in for questioning. He told the Police his failure to report was an oversight.

What happened at court?
Kristina Kothrakis represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Failing to comply with reporting obligations.

The client had a prior conviction for failing to report a secondary residential address. Submissions were made in relation to his oversight, and the explanation he provided was verified. This gave weight to the submission being made, and in those circumstances, where it was not a deliberate act to avoid his obligations and there was no harm that resulted from his actions, the Magistrate was persuaded to deal with the matter by way of financial penalty.

What was the result?
Our client was fined and was granted a stay of 3 months to make payment.

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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We offer a free first consultation with people on the Sex Offender Registry who would like to discuss any issues they are having regarding compliance or possible suspension of their reporting obligation.

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