Deike Kemper, Associate

Deike Schulz, Solicitor, Go To Court Lawyers
Deike holds a Juris Doctor (Master of Laws degree) from Monash University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.

Deike has also become a Registered Migration Agent, following her passion for Immigration Law and assisting clients in making Australia their home. Her personal history, having migrated to Australia herself some years ago as a young adult, gives her a unique insight into the workings of Immigration Law as well as an understanding of clients’ emotions and desires.

Aside from Immigration Law, Deike has a great passion and significant experience in family and criminal law, as well as regularly assisting clients with matters relating to outstanding infringements. She has assisted several clients with a wide range of criminal charges, ranging from driving offences, assaults, thefts to child pornography and sex offences involving children. She is a keen, dedicated and hard-working lawyer who strives to achieve the best results possible for her clients. Deike is an exceptional professional, who has achieved many excellent results for her clients, as is evident from testimonials. She began her career at GTC Lawyers as a Solicitor and has demonstrated her tireless commitment to achieving great results for her clients ever since.

When she is not working, Deike enjoys cooking, baking and painting as well as walking her dog.

Accreditations & Memberships

71 Property Charges Negotiated Down to 39

Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 23 year old male at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in December 2018 in relation to 71 charges relating to the possession of stolen goods, the use of stolen credit cards, the sale of stolen items and possession of drugs.

The client had struggled with the effects of an escalating drug addiction, which had left him with a number of prior offences over the last 12 months, some of which occurred whilst he was on bail. This meant that he was refused bail on the new charges.

As the client wanted to spend Christmas with his family, we promptly engaged with Prosecution in an attempt to resolve the large number of charges, until our client only faced a total of 39.

The client was released on a time served basis, after having served 79 days in custody. He was released on a Community Corrections Order.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who will endeavour to explore every path remotely available to obtain the best results for her clients.

Aggravated Burglary Charge Withdrawn

Our solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 32 year old male at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in January 2019 in relation to numerous charges relating to a violent episode of drug-fueled aggression towards the client’s partner and their young children.

The case involved an incident where our client threw stones through the window of his partner’s property in order to gain access. He then proceeded to tear down a door in order to get into the room where his partner had locked herself with her newborn son. Upon gaining entry there was a physical altercation, resulting in minor injuries.

This was not the first time our client had been picked up in relation to family violence and drug related offences.

The client was charged with numerous offences including aggravated burglary and the matter was listed in the indictable stream and the client refused bail. This meant that he was facing significantly more severe penalties including lengthier terms of imprisonment.

Through extensive negotiations, Ms Kemper was able to have the aggravated burglary charge withdrawn and the matter listed for plea in the summary jurisdiction. This not only saved our client significant legal fees but also enabled his plea to be heard earlier.

The court sentenced the client to time served, in conjunction with being released on a Community Corrections Order. This meant a total term of 112 days imprisonment were served.

That result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter and focused negotiations with the other side to obtain as short a sentence as possible. This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who places the upmost weight on client’s instructions and works extremely hard to achieve the best results for her clients.

Negotiation of Settlement Following Purchase of Vehicle With Forged Roadworthy

Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a male who attended our office after having purchased a truck from a reputable business, with a Roadworthy Certificate indicating no faults. Upon taking the truck to be registered at VicRoads, the registration was declined as the vehicle was not roadworthy.

Through lengthy negotiations with the insurance company, Ms Kemper achieved a  settlement of $56,000 which covered repairs required as well as loss of income incurred.

This results shows that when negotiating civil claims, it is of value to have legal representation, to ensure the losses and damages are adequately represented and raised.

Diversion Granted to Client With Prior Criminal Record

Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 41-year-old female at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 16 August 2018 in relation to an unlawful assault charge.

The case involved a road rage incident, where both parties were charged with similar offences of unlawful assault and property damage. Our client worked in Aged Care and would have lost her employment, were she to be found guilty of the offence.

Despite several attempts to have the charge withdrawn, Prosecution refused. Ultimately, we were able to negotiate the Prosecution’s recommendation of the matter for Diversion. Diversion is generally only granted to first-time offenders. Our client had a number of prior offences on her record, though these were dated.

Ms Kemper's representation resulted in the court granting our client Diversion, with no conditions. That result was achieved by ensuring that the Magistrate was provided with significant information regarding our client’s current circumstances, to distinguish the current offence from the client's prior offending.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who will endeavour to explore every path remotely available to obtain the best results for her clients.

Application of Doran Discount to Child Sexual Assault

Our Associate Solicitor Ms Deike Kemper represented a 76-year-old male at the Melbourne County Court on 11 October 2018 in relation to two charges of sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl.

The case initially involved six charges of a similar nature, including the sexual assault and sexual penetration of a six-year-old girl. Ultimately, through negotiations, the matter was resolved by way of a plea of guilty to two charges of sexual assault only, with the more serious charge of sexual penetration being withdrawn.

The maximum penalties for these offences are significant, each attracting a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years. Ultimately, our client was sentenced to an effective minimum term of 10 months, of which he had already served 3 months at the time of sentencing.

Our representation resulted in the court applying significant weight to the Doran discount, which was applied because our client had made substantial admissions to the Police, which supported the evidence and charges against him. The Judge was initially reluctant to give any weight to this. However, through thorough preparation and research, Ms Kemper was able to convince the Judge that a discount is applicable in the circumstances.

The result was achieved by the thorough preparation of the matter and research into applicable and recent case law.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Ms Kemper, who places the utmost weight on clients' instructions and works extremely hard to achieve the best results for her clients.

Testimonials

by Harley Q. via Google
To the staff at go to court lawyers, specifically Deike and Stephanie for all their hard work and support during a very difficult time, they made everything so painless and took care of everything. I cannot recommend the girls more highly. When my stress hit peak, and I emailed Deike in a panic, her caring nature genuinely came through and I never felt like I was another number or not important, she knew how scared I was and I'm grateful to her for those emails reassuring me and guiding me. The personal touches are what makes these two lawyers amazing. Thank you again for all your hard work and a good outcome for me, it will never be forgotten what you both did.
by Natalie M. via Google
I found my Lawyer (Deike Kemper), to be understanding of my needs. The service was fast, great communication and efficient. Thank you, for all your help.
by R. Kennedy via Google
Wonderful! VERY quick response. Appt made the next day. Total grasp of my situation and a plan put in place straight away.
by Brett H. via Google
Very professional. Spoke to me with respect and understanding when I didn't comprehend the information fully.
by Brenda M. via Google
Communication was great from start to finish. I cannot fault them in any way, the only solicitor to go above and beyond. I would recommend anyone to use this firm, incredible. Such professionalism, they are right on top of getting you JUSTICE, not stealing your money like all of the others. They know their law, they show it in court and they advise you every step of the way, your never in the dark. I wish we had of found you before wasting money on countless other solicitors. You're only as good as your solicitor, that's the best advice I can give anyone. They have given so much of our life back, we were going to give up, we thought we had lost, then we found them, how lucky were we. Thank you so much.
by H. David via Google
My Lawyer was great! They were respectful towards our situation and took the time to understand our complex situation and gave us helpful advice.
by Mat M. via Google
My experience was a good one. They helped ease my mind and was very helpful.
by Lisa Jones via Google
Had a really good experience with Danielle on the phone. She listened to my situation including being hesitant to make an appointment due to a bad experience with another law firm weeks before. She was really reassuring and said that she was certain they would be able to help. She took great notes which I saw at the appointment. When I showed up, the lawyer was aware of the situation and we spent the time addressing solutions and drafting documents.

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