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42-Year-Old Woman Receives An Expungement Of A Past Conviction

14 April 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

14 April 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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Living with a criminal conviction on your record can obviously cause a lot of hardships, both personally and professionally, but if you add the stigma of a sexual offense, the limitations may be overwhelming. This was the situation a 42-year-old woman found herself in because a past conviction for sexual misconduct with a minor had been preventing her from obtaining gainful employment. Despite the fact that she had paid for her crime, the woman had been living with the fact that potential employers were not considering her for various positions based on her past. Fortunately, a few years ago the state of Indiana passed the “Second Chance Law” which expanded the expungement guidelines for offenses that were not previously eligible. The woman knew that she needed a skilled attorney to navigate this potentially life-altering process, so she reached out to Indianapolis’ Hessler Law PC for help.

Indianapolis criminal attorney Sean Hessler knew that by taking advantage of this statute, his client could remove the conviction from her record, which in turn would allow her to seek better opportunities. Under attorney Hessler’s legal direction, his client completed the necessary steps and filed for the expungement of her prior sexual misconduct with a minor conviction. When the process was finalized and approved, the woman was relieved to be unburdened of her prior convictions’ effects and is actively seeking a more fulfilling career without fear of her past holding her back.

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