Recently, a 46-year-old man was shopping with his girlfriend at a store in Indianapolis when the two were stopped for suspected shoplifting. While a search of the man did not produce any evidence of retail theft, the police did find drug paraphernalia along with a small amount of marijuana; therefore, he was charged with these misdemeanor offenses. Because the man had a few prior convictions on his criminal record, he knew that he would need serious legal representation and reached out to criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler to handle these drug charges.
With a comprehensive understanding of Indiana drug laws and search procedures, attorney Hessler took the man’s case and started reviewing the available evidence to craft a strong defense, questioning the legitimacy of the search. Based on his client’s prior history and the man’s desire to avoid a risky trial, attorney Hessler simultaneously negotiated with the prosecution in an effort to diminish the possible consequences. As a result of these discussions, he facilitated an agreement that involved his client pleading to the lesser marijuana charge with no significant penalty in exchange for dismissing the more severe paraphernalia offense. Under his attorney’s representation, the man was relieved to move on with his life by significantly limiting the impact of these drug charges, which was a huge win, based on his previous history and the circumstances of the case.
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.