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20-Year-Old Student Enters A Diversion Program To Avoid Drug Conviction

26 February 2016 | Case Results,  Drug Charges,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

26 February 2016

Case Results,  Drug Charges,  

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Not long ago, a 20-year-old college student was pulled over in Indianapolis for speeding, and when the officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana. When confronted by the police, the young man surrendered a few grams and a small pipe; therefore, he was subsequently charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The student, who had no prior criminal history was troubled because a drug conviction could hinder his academic status and future career options, so he sought the capable legal counsel of attorney Sean Hessler for assistance.

Sean Hessler did not want to see the young man’s future jeopardized by this transgression and used his extensive experience with drug cases to facilitate a diversionary program for first-time offenders. This program includes a rehabilitation class, a small fine, and two years of probation. Upon completion of these conditions, the case will be dismissed and his client will avoid a haunting drug conviction.

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