Being charged with a criminal offense can be terrifying for anyone, but it can be particularly frightening for a child to hear they face up to a 180 day sentence for a Class B misdemeanor. Such was the case for a 15 year old client of attorney Sean Hessler.
The young man was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent at the airport after flying back to Indiana from a state where marijuana is legal. Knowing the consequences that come from a marijuana possession charge, attorney Hessler negotiated a diversion agreement in which his client only had to pay fees. After these fees were paid, the case was dismissed.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.