Stalking, Public Nuisance, Up-skirting

The client had been charged after attending at a nudist beach, with a backpack which had been modified to conceal a video camera, and covertly filmed people attending at the beach, bathing naturally.

He was apprehended at the scene. He was charged with:

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

At summary case conference the more serious charge of stalking was withdrawn.

The client was in his early 50’s, and had no prior convictions. The Court however views matters where privacy is violated very seriously. Material was provided to the Court which substantiated the very difficult personal circumstances he had found himself in prior to the incident occurring. Those circumstances effected him such, that he acted out of character. He immediately sought counselling, and continues to work closely with health professionals to address the offending behaviour.

The matter proceeded as a plea of guilty to charge of Upskirting, Stalking and Public Nuisance charges were marked as struck out. Following submissions, the client was convicted and fined $1,500.

“Thank you so much. I would have been lost without your help.”


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