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Rush County Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Driving Offense

05 June 2015 | Case Results,  

Attorney Sean Hessler

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Sean Hessler

05 June 2015

Case Results,  

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Indianapolis criminal defense law firm Hessler Law recently helped a man charged in two cases in Rush County – neglect of a defendant, and forgery and MC operating never received a license – all Level 6 felonies. The penalties for a F6 conviction include up to two and a half years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Our client was very concerned about what would happen to him if convicted. Prison time and substantial fines would cause serious near-term problems for him, while criminal convictions would negatively impact his future. He consulted with attorney Sean Hessler to handle his case.

In defending the client, Sean spoke with witnesses and presented defense evidence to convince the prosecutor not to convict on the felonies. The client eventually admitted to a misdemeanor driving offense for a suspended sentence – the best possible outcome for this situation, given that he had originally been facing both jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Our client also benefits from being able to have his conviction expunged in five years’ time under Indiana law.

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