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Level 5 Battery Charge Lessened to Misdemeanor

15 April 2019 | Assault & Domestic Violence,  Battery,  Case Results,  Felony Charges,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

15 April 2019

Assault & Domestic Violence,  Battery,  Case Results,  Felony Charges,  

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A 22-year-old unemployed man was recently charged with Level 5 battery involving serious bodily injury. He was allegedly walking through the neighborhood with his friends when a neighbor confronted them, striking her with a skateboard. The young man faced up to six years in jail and a fine of $10,000, so he looked to find an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer who could help.

Attorney Sean Hessler thoroughly investigated the man’s case and spoke with numerous witnesses. He pointed out that there were evidentiary problems on both sides and other discrepancies. This let him negotiate with the prosecution, eventually resolving the matter with his client completing one year of probation in exchange for the felony charge being reduced to a misdemeanor thanks to the help of Hessler Law.

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