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Juvenile Facing Shoplifting Charge Sees Case Dismissed

16 July 2018 | Case Results,  Juvenile Charges,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

16 July 2018

Case Results,  Juvenile Charges,  

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A young girl recently found herself facing some trouble after being associated with other juveniles who had been caught allegedly stealing merchandise from a store. Wanting to prove her innocence, the juvenile’s family enlisted the help of Indianapolis juvenile defense lawyer Sean Hessler.

During preparation for the case, the loss prevention officer who wrote the original report said the whole situation was on video in addition to taped interviews with the other juveniles involved in the case. Defense attorney Sean Hessler demanded to see these videos, but the store refused to provide them. After the court intervened and stated that the store needed to provide the tapes, store officials admitted they did not have video evidence of the client shoplifting, and that it had been lost.

From here, attorney Hessler spoke with the prosecutor who agreed that the witnesses to the situation were no good. As a result, the case was dismissed.

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.