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Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Trespassing

30 December 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Property crimes,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

30 December 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Property crimes,  

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Not long ago, a 27-year-old man needed help from a veteran Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer when some unfortunate events led to very dire felony charges, including criminal residential entry and criminal confinement. These offenses weighed heavily upon the man, who definitely did not want to spend time behind bars and also didn’t want his future opportunities forever limited by carrying felony convictions on his record. With these goals in mind, the man contacted the offices of Hessler Law, PC for a consultation.

As an experienced attorney, Sean Hessler reviewed every facet of the case and began working towards a more desirable outcome. After reviewing the evidence and the facts of the case, attorney Hessler argued that the state could not substantiate the felony level charges they originally levied against his client. This led to extensive negotiations and after exhaustive discussions, all the parties involved agreed to amend the charges to a more appropriate misdemeanor offense of trespassing. Through this substantial reduction, his client was not only saved from jail, but also from the stigma of being a convicted felon.

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.