Negligently Causing Serious Injury- Driving Matter- Plea in the County Court

The client was involved in a motor vehicle collision. He had been awake all night playing computer games, and then had attended at a family function the following day. He was taking his mother, and 2 year old niece home when the collision occurred. He fell asleep at the wheel. His mother sustained extremely serious injuries, and required hospitalisation for 1 month. His niece sustained a fractured skull, amongst other injuries. Alcohol and/or drugs were not present. He was unlicensed at the time.

He was charged with Negligently causing serious injury – through a driving accident. Kristina Kothrakis represented him at the Melbourne County Court.

The Judge heard submissions in relation to him being a person of excellent character. He had never been in trouble before, and contributed positively to the community through volunteer groups and his local church. Character references were tendered, and evidence led from his mother. The Judge was ultimately persuaded to impose a total effective sentence of 3 years imprisonment which was wholly suspended for a period of 3 years.


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