Recently, our client found himself charged with a Class A misdemeanor for possession of marijuana based on a prior. At a traffic stop, a police officer smelled marijuana and asked the client if there was anything in the car. The client handed over a bag of marijuana and was charged as a result. They reached out to Hessler Law to speak with an experienced Indianapolis criminal lawyer for help.
After taking a plea and admitting to marijuana possession, attorney Sean Hessler‘s client was sentenced to 180 days on home detention. This is harsher than what usually happens after a marijuana possession case, but because the traffic stop occurred outside of Indianapolis – where surrounding counties are tougher on drug crimes – the sentence was more severe.
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