Rape, Appeal for a Trial – Successful Appeal, Not Guilty

This is a case study on Rape and Indecent Assault charges involving a retrial.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client had been charged with rape and indecent assault on his then partner. The rape was said to have occurred during the course of their relationship. The client, with his former solicitors, ran a trial in the Melbourne County Court, where he was found guilty. He came to us to conduct an Appeal in the Court of Appeal on a point of law.

What happened at court?
Kristina Kothrakis acted on behalf of the client. We were successful in the appeal, and a re-trial of his matter was ordered. We worked closely with experienced Counsel in conducting this matter.

What was the result?
Pre-trial evidentiary rulings went in our favour, and the client was found not guilty on both charges after what was a harrowing 3 years awaiting an outcome.

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