Not long ago, a 57-year-old man found himself in legal hot water after his foolish decision to try and shoplift a $10 action figure from a local store resulted in a felony theft charge. The heightened level of the offense was due to a previous theft conviction on his record and the consequences could now involve hefty fines or even jail time in addition to a haunting felony conviction. Therefore, the man began looking for experienced legal counsel and chose Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler to fight this felony theft charge.
Because of attorney Hessler’s comprehensive experience, he was able to discuss alternatives with the prosecutor and negotiated to have the charges amended to a lesser misdemeanor theft charge. Under the terms of this updated charge, the client needed to serve an 180-day probationary period but was saved from the severe complications of a felony conviction. In the end, his client was pleased to move on after this incident, knowing his lapse in judgment would not ruin his life.
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