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Client Charged with Class A Drug Felony Avoids Conviction

20 April 2015 | Case Results,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

20 April 2015

Case Results,  

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We recently helped an Indiana client who was charged with a Class A felony offense for dealing methamphetamine and several additional drug possession-related offenses. Possession of controlled substances is a very serious offense that can lead to strict legal penalties. If our client had been convicted, they could have faced 20 to 50 years in prison, and could have been fined up to $10,000. Even a minor drug conviction can result in the inability to work in certain fields. It will also impact employment, particularly for jobs that require a background check or security clearance.

Fortunately, our client consulted with our expert criminal defense lawyers at an early stage, which allowed us to thoroughly explore the case and challenge the evidence. After investigation, Sean Hessler revealed the preliminary test for Meth was incorrect, and our client had valid prescriptions for all other controlled substances found in his possession. Ultimately the prosecutor had limited evidence against our client. The evidence the prosecutor presented failed to conclude that a crime had been committed. After reviewing the evidence, the court agreed with the defense, and the prosecutor ultimately dismissed the case.

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