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Case Dismissed For Illegal Citizen Charged With Multiple Offenses

02 October 2015 | Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

02 October 2015

Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  

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Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler recently represented a man in his 20s from Marion County. The man was charged with multiple offenses including domestic violence, Class A misdemeanor battery, and Class A misdemeanor domestic battery against his wife after a dispute.

Our client had been an illegal citizen for some time and was married with U.S born children, creating an interesting challenge to the case. He was employed and had a previous operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge against him on his record. A conviction of these charges would result in deportation and would ultimately break up his family. The man was worried both would happen and feared the worst.

A month after the altercation took place, the charge was filed. At that point, the husband and wife had already made up even with a court date pending within the very near future. Attorney Sean Hessler took responsibility of not letting the man lose his family or get deported. Some of the terms of the event were unclear – the wife argued that the event did not happen like it was originally stated. She did not want to go through with the trial even though a court date was set. Hessler fought to have the case dismissed and he convinced the prosecutor. The family was able to stay together, much to the relief of our client.

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.