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38-Year-Old Woman Has Felony Conviction Reduced to a Misdemeanor

13 January 2017 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Fraud,  Theft,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

13 January 2017

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Fraud,  Theft,  

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Living with a criminal record can undoubtedly cause a lot of hardships, both personally and professionally. Such was the case for a 38-year-old secretary, who had been dealing with the aftermath of a felony counterfeiting conviction. While the woman could earn a living, she was finding it very difficult to advance in her career despite completing her probation and paying full restitution for her past offense. Therefore, to improve her situation and marketability, she decided to seek help from a skilled Indianapolis criminal defense attorney to review her situation and navigate the court process.

This led her to attorney Sean Hessler and with the goal of reducing the consequences of her felony conviction, he completed the necessary steps and returned to court with her to address the issue. After arguing on her behalf and citing a statute allowing for an alternative sentence for her prior charge, defense lawyer Hessler successfully convinced the court to amend the felony conviction to a less severe misdemeanor offense. The young woman was relieved by this result and very pleased to move on without fear of this holding her back.

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