Intentionally Cause Injury and Assault Charges

Our client and the victim had been at the victim’s home, consuming alcohol. They got into an argument, and the client physically assaulted her. She was elbowed and punched in the face, and choked until she lost consciousness. Bruising resulted. The police were called, however the client had left the premises by the time they got there.

One year later, the client was interviewed in relation to the incident. He was charged with the following:

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

The client had, unfortunately, had a most unfortunate childhood and adolescence.

He had been a ward of the state growing up, had been the victim of abuse himself and had witnessed some truly terrible things. Despite this, he had managed to life a relatively normal life and had less priors than might have been expected for a person with his history.

He acknowledged he had a problem with illicit substances, and that he had difficulties controlling his anger. He sought help from his GP and accepted referrals to a psychiatrist. He had made significant headway in destabilising his life.

He had not re-offended. He had also moved interstate to try and break the cycle that he was in. The Magistrate was ultimately persuaded to deal with the matter by way of financial penalty despite the seriousness of the allegations.


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 25/02/2013