Prohibited Person Possessing an Unregistered Firearm, Plea in the Magistrates’ Court

This is a case study on firearms charges resulting in a good behaviour bond.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with 2 instances of possessing an imitation hand gun. He had removed the gun from his pants whilst inside a Subway restaurant. He was also charged with related assault charges. He has an extensive criminal history, including prior for similar type offending.

What happened at court?
Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Prohibited person possessing a firearm.

Successful negotiations with the prosecutors resulted in all assault charges being withdrawn. He pleaded guilty to 2 charges of possessing a firearm. The Magistrate heard submissions in relation to an acquired brain injury he has, and the supports that were currently in place for him.

What was the result?
The client was ultimately persuaded to place him on a 12 month good behaviour bond, and to make a $100.00 contribution to the Court fund.

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