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Felony Battery Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors

01 March 2019 | Battery,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

01 March 2019

Battery,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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Not long ago, a 44-year-old bricklayer faced multiple, serious charges, including felony charges for aggravated battery and misdemeanor charges for domestic battery and resisting arrest. The police showed up at the man’s house, and the defendant’s girlfriend appeared to be badly beaten up. However, attorney Sean Hessler strongly contested that he acted in self-defense earlier that day. The man faced 192 days in prison; however, attorney Hessler fiercely advocated for his client during pretrial. In the end, he arranged for a plea where he admitted to the misdemeanor for only half of the time in custody.

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.