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Indiana Retiree Caught Shoplifting Pleads Charge Down to Misdemeanor Theft

04 July 2018 | Case Results,  Theft,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

04 July 2018

Case Results,  Theft,  

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Recently, a 67-year-old retiree with a prior conviction for shoplifting was caught committing the same offense a second time. Because of her prior, the new charge was enhanced to a level six felony, for which she could go to prison for up to two and a half years. With video evidence of the crime and an admission to the store clerk and police, she knew she needed the help of a shoplifting lawyer to help her avoid time behind bars.

Attorney Sean Hessler helped the client plead the charge down to misdemeanor theft, which essentially got rid of the enhancement for the prior conviction, for which she received a sentence of one year of probation.

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