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Marijuana Possession Dismissed and OVWI Reduced for A 23-Year-Old

29 August 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Drug Charges,  Marijuana,  OWI,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

29 August 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Drug Charges,  Marijuana,  OWI,  

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During a traffic stop in Indianapolis, a 23-year-old man admitted to smoking marijuana and surrendered a small amount that he had in his possession. As a result, the man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVWI) and possession of marijuana, which are both misdemeanor offenses. The man’s license was immediately taken and he was now faced with the stark reality that each charge was punishable with up to a year in jail, hefty fines, and a yearlong license suspension. Therefore, he hired the criminal defense team at Hessler Law PC based on their experience with OVI and drug related cases.

Skilled attorney Sean Hessler took the case and started negotiating with the district attorney. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the marijuana possession case completely and attorney Hessler was able to arrange for a reduction to the OWVI charge to a lesser misdemeanor. While this agreement included one year of probation, there would be no jail time and the man’s license was reinstated right away. The man was very pleased with the conclusion of his case, which allowed him to avoid a marijuana possession conviction and continue driving.

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.