Perjury – Wholly Suspended Sentence

Our client was involved in a serious police chase whilst in a vehicle owned by another person. The Police ultimately lost sight of the car. In an attempt to evade police attention, he and the owner of the vehicle devised a plan where they would report the car as stolen. The car was then reported stolen, and an insurance claim was also initiated. The police ultimately learned of what had occurred, at which point the client made full admissions to attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Our client faced a charge of Perjury and Kristina Kothrakis represented him at the Melbourne County Court.

Perverting the course of justice is a very serious offence, which can not be dealt with summarily and carries a maximum of 25 years imprisonment. Our client also had extensive prior criminal history which occurred in the context of a serious drug dependency. We were able to get him a wholly suspended term of imprisonment. Our client was able to rely upon the fact that the offending was on the lowest end of the scale in terms of seriousness.


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