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New Mother Sees Theft Charges Dropped and Case Dismissed

29 November 2018 | Case Results,  Theft,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

29 November 2018

Case Results,  Theft,  

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Recently, a 24-year-old homemaker/new mother found herself facing shoplifting charges after being caught on video slipping unscanned items into her shopping bags at a large retail and grocery store. She admitted to her actions, and did so again when police showed up to the scene. Wanting to avoid any harsh penalties that would come with a misdemeanor conviction, she reached out to an Indianapolis criminal attorney for help.

Attorney Sean Hessler negotiated a fine-only diversion agreement for his client. After she paid her fee, the case was dismissed. In addition to the fee, she was ordered to stay away from the store for a year.

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.