Multiple Theft Charges, Successful Appeal to the County Court

Client had been charged with multiple theft from shop offences. The offending was highly planned, and the goods were intended for re-sale. The client was sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court to 4 months imprisonment. One month to serve in custody, and the remaining suspended for a period of 12 months.

The client had made substantial progress in his rehabilitation. An actual term of imprisonment would have undone all his good work.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Melbourne County Court to appeal the sentence.

Submission were made, and the Judge was ultimately persuaded to impose a wholly suspended gaol term. The appeal was allowed, and the client was sentenced to 7 months imprisonment which was wholly suspended for 2 years.


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