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Multiple Charges Dismissed After Diversion Program

22 December 2016 | Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Theft,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

22 December 2016

Case Results,  Criminal Defense,  Theft,  

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Recently, a 31-year-old clerk found himself in a tough situation when he was accused of shoplifting for not scanning all of his items at a local store’s self-scan register. This led to him being charged with misdemeanor theft; however, his worries were amplified by the fact that he also faced a prior charge for driving with a suspended driver’s license. To avoid the legal penalties for these multiple charges as well as all of the negative implications of having a theft conviction on his record, he reached out to an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer at Hessler Law, PC to review his available recourses.

Once he discussed the situation with his client, experienced criminal attorney Sean Hessler began working on his behalf. By applying his extensive knowledge of how Indiana approaches theft-related cases and criminal traffic issues, attorney Hessler successfully negotiated to combine these two unrelated offenses into a single agreement to enroll his client into an alternative diversion program. After his client completes this program, which will entail a monetary fine and 25 hours of community service, the misdemeanor theft and driving under suspension charges will both be dismissed. Because of this man’s wise decision to retain a skilled Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer, this client was excused from both predicaments without serious inconvenience or any lasting ramifications.

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