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52-Year-Old Man Avoids Prison After Violating House Arrest

05 May 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

05 May 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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Recently, lawyer Sean Hessler represented a 52-year-old man after he wound up in a very precarious position by violating the terms of his previously imposed house arrest. The man was convicted of an earlier burglary charge and sentenced to be fitted with an electronic ankle monitor and remain under house arrest instead of going to prison. After serving a portion of this sentence, the man became restless and was accused of leaving the home. The man knew that if he was convicted of violating house arrest, he would face a lengthy prison sentence, so he called upon the legal services of Indianapolis’ Hessler Law PC.

The prosecutor assigned to the case was originally not very receptive to the idea of alternative punishments for the violation. If fact, the prosecution was quite adamant that the man should serve out the original sentence for his prior burglary conviction, which would result in eight years in prison. Although faced with this grim prospect, attorney Hessler was unwavering in his pursuit to reduce the penalty for his client. Ultimately, the prosecutor relented and Hessler successfully negotiated for this client to serve a one-year sentence in a work release program. The client was very pleased with this outcome, rather than spending considerable time in prison.

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