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Misdemeanor Charges Withdrawn After an Indianapolis Bar Fight

03 March 2016 | Alcohol,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

03 March 2016

Alcohol,  Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  

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A 30-year-old man found himself in a precarious legal position while visiting Indianapolis. The out-of-state man drank too much and inserted himself into an altercation outside of an area bar when he tried to break up a fight between other patrons. When officers arrived, the inebriated man did not disburse immediately as the police instructed and was charged with misdemeanors of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The man, who worked at a family-owned printing business was facing possible time in jail, but he mostly he did not want his record tarnished by these misdemeanor charges so he contacted Indianapolis defense attorney Sean Hessler.

Attorney Hessler immediately began working on his behalf and started discussions with the prosecutor’s office. Hessler used his long-standing relationships and since his client had no prior criminal history, he effectively negotiated for his client to enroll in a diversion program in lieu of a conviction and the misdemeanor charges were ultimately withdrawn. The client was happy to return home, free of this legal burden.

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