SCHAPELLE Corby will know on Friday whether the record of a Bali judge who has never acquitted a drug smuggler has finally come to an end.
The Gold Coast beauty student will find out on Friday whether a Bali court has found her guilty of trying to smuggle 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into Indonesia.
The 27-year-old faces life imprisonment if found guilty.
Bali Chief Judge Linton Sirait said he had handled more than 500 drug cases during his eight-year career.
And the Corby case was no different to the hundreds of others he had seen.
"I've been handling more than 500 drug cases but I have never acquitted one," Mr Sirait told the Nine Network.
"It's an ordinary drug case but as it is reported by so many media it becomes like an extraordinary one."
Whatever the decision, he is certain he and his fellow judges will come in for criticism.
"If people believe Corby is innocent and she is found guilty the public may hate the judges without realising the judges have been considering the evidence carefully," Mr Sirait said.
"Then if Corby is released the public think the judges get money or something."
As Corby waits two more days for the verdict, the government has revealed it is planning to get her home whether or not it has signed a prisoner transfer agreement with Indonesia.
Australia is negotiating a special agreement with Indonesia that will allow prisoners to serve their jail terms in their home country.
But Justice Minister Chris Ellison says the government will negotiate a one-off interim agreement to get Corby home if negotiations for the prisoner transfer scheme get bogged down.