A 26-year-old Indiana woman recently posted an ad on Backpage offering escort services, and found herself facing a class A misdemeanor for prostitution after being caught by an undercover cop. The police officer showed up to the agreed-upon location, discussed money, made an agreement with the woman, and revealed himself as law enforcement and made the arrest. Knowing the penalties she faced if convicted, the woman retained the skilled legal help of attorney Sean Hessler.
Defense attorney Hessler was able to negotiate a diversion agreement on his client’s behalf. She was not convicted, and simply had to pay a fee.
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