An Indianapolis woman in her 20s was charged with asset forfeiture, Class D felony possession of methamphetamine, Class D felony counterfeiting, and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Needing strong legal representation, she contacted experienced criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler.
The young woman was involved in a scheme at a local Indianapolis flea market. Her friend was passing counterfeit bills to the vendors. Eventually the vendors realized the bills were fake and in an attempt to catch him, chased him back to the car. Our client was waiting in the car for him. Soon after, police arrived and conducted a thorough search of the vehicle. Methamphetamine, weed and a large stack of counterfeit bills were found in their possession.
With a wide range of experience in drug charges, Attorney Hessler had a strong argument when he took the case to Marion County court. There were many components to his defense. He argued that the small amount of meth found in her possession was enough to legally charge her, but her lack of criminal history and young age should be enough to let her off the hook. He continued to argue that she was also wrapped up in a bad crowd, clouding her judgement. The prosecutor agreed with this sentiment, thinking it was a one-time lark. As a result, we took a plea agreement which reduced her felony possession of meth to a Class A misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 180 days on probation. For the cost of towing and impound, a few hundred dollars later, she was able to buy her car back.
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