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Operating While Intoxicated Charge Lowered with Deal

25 September 2023 | Case Results,  Drug Charges,  Misdemeanors,  Traffic Violations,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

25 September 2023

Case Results,  Drug Charges,  Misdemeanors,  Traffic Violations,  

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Attorney Sean Hessler represented a 36-year-old construction worker accused of driving while using a Schedule II substance (OWI), a Class A misdemeanor. The client was accused of falling asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road. Video provided by law enforcement showed the client had stopped in the road, asleep at the wheel.

Although the case seemed solidly against him, Attorney Hessler investigated all the circumstances. He found that there were issues in the prosecution’s evidence, namely the blood work completed by the laboratory. Hessler convinced the prosecutor the chain of evidence wasn’t reliable. His client agreed to a lower level misdemeanor and released on time served, without any further punishments.

Hessler’s determination and attention to detail turned a case, which could have gone to trial successfully for the prosecution, into a victory for his client, who kept his license and got off with a slap on the wrist.

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.