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47 Year Old Small Business Owner Sees Old Felonies Dismissed

05 June 2018 | Case Results,  Felony Charges,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

05 June 2018

Case Results,  Felony Charges,  

Hessler Law, PC recently assisted a client who was facing to D felonies for check fraud dating back to 2001. The client had long ago moved out of Indiana and had no idea that these charges were pending. After being stopped for a traffic offense, the police found an Indiana warrant for this man. These offenses totaled up to a possible sentence of six years, so the man knew he needed a skilled lawyer on his side to help him avoid time behind bars.

After attorney Sean Hessler investigated this case, it was revealed that there was no way the prosecution could prove the check fraud offenses for a number of reasons:

  • The charges were so dated
  • It would be difficult to find and call witnesses
  • It was arguably the client’s business partner that committed the offenses

The case was dismissed, the client did not have to return to Indiana, and the warrant was cleared.

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