Possess Drug of Dependence x 4 – Diversion

The client had been charged after being detected by a police dog at a music festival, in possession of drugs.

He was found with a small bag of amphetamine, small amounts of capsules containing amphetamine, ecstasy tablets and capsules purported to be a drug of dependence.

He was arrested and conveyed to a police station for questioning. He made admissions to possessing the substances for his own personal use.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne Children’s Court.

We wrote to the Informant in the matter, and requested that the client be recommended for Diversion.

The Informant acceded to this request. At Court, we relied upon the fact that he was in his early-mid 30’s, and had no prior criminal history. He had an outstanding employment record. His job as a medic relied upon a clean police record. There had been no further offending. We provided the Court with a number of very impressive character references. The Court was persuaded that this matter was suitable for Diversion, despite the quantity of drugs found.


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