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Not Guilty Verdict after OVWI Trial

20 June 2017 | Case Results,  OWI,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

20 June 2017

Case Results,  OWI,  

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When a 20-year-old man was involved in a car wreck where the airbag deployed and he suffered a head injury, the police responded and suspected he was under the influence. While the breathalyzer test showed a zero BAC result, the officers claimed they smelled marijuana, the man appeared to have glassy eyes, slurred speech, and allegedly admitted to using marijuana previously. Even though he was obviously disorientated from the collision, the man found himself charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVWI). Since this serious offense carries the possibility of substantial fines, time in jail, the suspension of his driver’s license, and the creation of a permanent criminal record, the young man decided to consult Indianapolis DUI lawyer Sean Hessler to review his options and hopefully find a more encouraging solution.

Believing that the state did not have enough evidence to charge his client, attorney Sean Hessler attempted to negotiate with the prosecution, but ran into a hurdle, when the prosecutor refused to discuss a more appropriate resolution. However, attorney Hessler was steadfast and aggressively represented his client’s interests during a trial. After demonstrating the weaknesses in the case, attorney Hessler obtained a not guilty verdict, which ultimately vindicated the young man. This spared him from the drastic consequences of a conviction, so could easily move on with his life.

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