Trafficking Possess Drug of Dependence Attempted to Give a Prisoner Drugs – Fine

The client had been approached by a person serving a prison term to bring some items into the prison for him. The client was provided with 2 small balloons from a 3rd party, which he had placed in his pocket when he entered the facility.

He was approached by security and a search revealed the balloons containing heroin. The client was then taken to the police station for questioning. Full admissions were made.

He was charged with:

  • Trafficking
  • Possess drug of dependence
  • Attempted to give a prisoner drugs

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

Much emphasis was placed on the fact that the client was in his 30’s and had no prior convictions. It was put that he was a tertiary educated person, who acted in this way out of a misguided sense of loyalty to the prisoner. Character references were tended which described the offending as out of character. Submissions were also made regarding the effect the offending has had on the client, and his low risk of re-offending.

The Magistrate was persuaded to deal with the matter by way of financial penalty, the client was fined an aggregate sum for the charges.


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