Attorney Sean Hessler represented a 58-year-old Indiana man, employed at a warehouse. The client was accused of threatening his neighbors with a knife during an argument. These neighbors called the police to report that the client had threatened them. However, there was evidence the neighbors had instigated the incident: they had fired a gun into the air earlier, which is why the client confronted them.
Once Attorney Hessler took the case, he reviewed all the evidence and slowed it down. He argued to the prosecutor’s office that they only had one witness: the alleged victim. There was nothing to back up their claim that Hessler’s client had threatened them. Once the state saw they couldn’t prove Hessler’s client had intimidated the alleged victim “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the prosecutor dropped the case.
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