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25-Year-Old Mechanic Facing Several Criminal Charges Sees Some Reduced to Misdemeanors

Jul 11 2018, by Sean Hessler in Case Results, Criminal Defense

After an alleged argument with his girlfriend during which a 25-year-old mechanic supposedly beat the woman, he found himself facing multiple criminal charges, including:

  • Level six strangulation
  • Level six confinement
  • Level six residential entry
  • Class A misdemeanor for domestic violence battery
  • Class A misdemeanor for interfering with reporting of a crime
  • Misdemeanor criminal mischief

Maintaining his innocence, the man hired criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler to represent him at trial. During the jury trial, a split verdict found the client guilty of the level six confinement and misdemeanor domestic violence battery, and not guilty of all the other offenses. He was sentenced to one year of probation, a 26-week domestic violence class, and 24 hours of community service. Upon completion of the domestic violence class, his probation will be terminated. Additionally, when the client’s entire sentence is completed, he will be given an alternative misdemeanor sentence. This was a successful result, as the prosecution’s offer included home detention, no alternative misdemeanor sentencing, and restitution to his alleged victim.

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