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No Jail For An Indianapolis Man Charged With Felony Strangulation

11 March 2016 | Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

11 March 2016

Assault & Domestic Violence,  Case Results,  

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In Indianapolis, a 38-year-old house painter wound up in legal trouble, resulting from a heated argument with his wife that rose to the level of domestic violence. Officers were called to the disturbance and charged him with felony strangulation, which carried a possible sentence of two and a half years in prison. With the seriousness of the charges against him, the man sought out sound legal guidance in his time of distress.

He came to Indianapolis defense attorney Sean Hessler, who is experienced in handling these emotionally-charged domestic situations. Attorney Hessler began an independent investigation and meticulously went over the available evidence. This investigation concluded the strangulation did not actually occur; therefore, Hessler used this fact to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges from felony strangulation to a misdemeanor battery. His client agreed to a plea bargain, resulting in 180-days of probation and a requirement to complete an anger management course. This outcome greatly pleased our client and his wife, who were both able to move past this unfortunate incident.

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.