Attorney Sean Hessler represented a 25-year-old man in a Level 5 felony case. The client was accused of threatening another man in a heated exchange. At the time, Hessler’s client was on probation for a Level 3 felony. If convicted, the client faced eleven years in prison: one to five for the Level 5 felony, four years of a suspended sentence, and one year for a suspended sentence for another misdemeanor.
During the trial, Attorney Hessler pointed out there wasn’t enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that his client threatened the alleged victim. The scene had several closed-circuit cameras, and several witnesses saw the exchange. However, the police only spoke with the alleged victim and did not request footage.
Attorney Hessler argued that the prosecution failed to bring more evidence to the table, and the jury agreed with him. His client walked away a free man.
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