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Felony Theft Charge Dismissed For Out-Of-State Hunter

28 July 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Theft,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

28 July 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Theft,  

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Recently, Hessler Law PC assisted a 22-year-old hunting enthusiast from Kentucky, when a state audit showed the man had been paying for an Indiana hunting license as a resident for several years, despite the fact that he actually lived out of state. When this discrepancy came to light, the man subsequently faced a felony theft charge for stealing from the state. With the seriousness of this offense, which could result in a felony theft conviction and possibly prison time, the man knew that he would need the help of a passionate legal advocate and reached out to attorney Sean Hessler.

After speaking with his client and discussing the facts of the case, it became apparent that this situation was the result of overcharging by a zealous prosecutor. Attorney Hessler negotiated with the court and reached a fair compromise that was more appropriate considering the circumstances. Ultimately, his client agreed to repay the difference that he should have paid over the years for a non-resident hunting license in exchange for a complete dismissal of the felony theft charge and he was excused from future legal concern.

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