Indiscretions are part of gaining life experience and recently a 27-year-old woman learned a valuable lesson when she was charged with petty theft for shoplifting after being dared by a friend. The young lady with aspirations of becoming a college professor did not want her academic or employment prospects affected by a foolish mistake so she retained the services of Indianapolis defense attorney Sean Hessler.
Sean Hessler knew a theft conviction could stigmatize the young woman with future employers and diligently worked with prosecutors, who were initially focused on obtaining a conviction. After a few rounds of strategic negotiations, our client was able to enroll in a diversion program that included an anti-shoplifting course. Once the client completes the diversion program, the charges would be withdrawn and in the end, our client could continue with her studies, sparing her from a petty theft conviction.
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