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31 Year Old Construction Worker Avoids Prison After Felony Conviction

06 March 2018 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

06 March 2018

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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Attorney Sean Hessler recently assisted a client who was facing numerous criminal charges. Among them were Level 6 criminal recklessness, criminal confinement, and strangulation – all felonies. Additionally, the client was charged with Class A misdemeanor domestic violence and Class A misdemeanor battery. All of these offenses added up to a potential nine and a half years of incarceration, so the client knew he needed the skilled help of an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney.

One of the state’s witnesses did not cooperate, even ignoring attorney Hessler’s deposition, so every charge related to this individual was excluded from the client’s case. This did, however, leave the Level 6 criminal recklessness charge.

The case for that charge went to trial. While the client was found guilty, attorney Hessler was able to get his client 365 days of probation, a much better option than what was offered in a plea deal, which was one and a half years in prison.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.