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33-Year-Old Receives Drastically Reduced Sentence

21 September 2016 | Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

21 September 2016

Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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If you are facing the harsh consequences of a criminal conviction in Indiana, it is vital to have a skilled defense attorney, like Sean Hessler, who has experience maneuvering through the rigid sentencing procedures to find the best possible result. Recently, a 33-year-old was convicted of assaulting a woman after drinking too much one night. While he had no memory of the unfortunate incident, the man knew that he had to take responsibility for his behavior and consulted with attorney Hessler prior to his Indiana sentencing hearing.

After discussing his situation, he followed attorney Hessler’s advice and took proactive steps prior to his hearing to curb his excessive drinking. This preparation proved extremely valuable because, during the man’s sentencing hearing, attorney Hessler coupled the man’s sincere effort to address his drinking with a passionate appeal to convey his client’s otherwise good character. Due to his client’s ability to articulate his desire to improve and his attorney’s fervent application, the judge sentenced him to a one-year suspended jail sentence with no probation requirement, based on the condition that he attend six alcohol treatment classes. Amazingly, this result was considerably less severe than any offer made by the prosecution and by utilizing his attorney’s instrumental advice and experience, the man drastically limited the impact of his conviction, which was a huge win, based on the original circumstances.

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.