Road Rage Incident – Recklessly Cause Serious Injury – Community Correction Order

The client is charged with a road rage incident that transpired after the client felt that the other driver had cut him off. It resulted in the client forcing the victim to pull his car over on the side of the road. The client then went up to his drivers side window, and punched him a number of times to the face, the victim receiving a blood nose, bruising and swelling to the face as well as cuts on his nose and face.

The client was charged with a range of serious injury charges, including Recklessly cause serious injury. We also dealt with a breach of community based Order. The breach was for further offending, rather than non-compliance.

In his late 20’s, the client had a history of prior convictions involving violence. His last sentence involved an immediate gaol term, and a community based order.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

Our client suffered from a major depressive illness, and had a range of medical issues. The symptoms were magnified by alcohol abuse. Through the provision of reports to the Court, we were able to persuade the Magistrate to move away from a gaol term, and impose a treatment only Community Corrections Order.

The Magistrate accepted that he was a man who needed help if he was to stop offending in the same way.


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