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Habitual Offender Misses 10 Years In Jail, Gets Work Release

Nov 23 2015, by Sean Hessler in Alcohol, Case Results, Criminal Defense

A 50-year-old custodian in Marion County was recently charged with a level 6 felony operating while intoxicated as a prior. The man, currently on probation for this prior conviction, was seen as a habitual substance offender. Because of this, the man was looking at harsh penalties and a maximum of 10.5 years in jail.

Attorney Sean Hessler immediately reviewed his case and devoted his time to resolving these issues on behalf of his client. The state did not proceed with the habitual substance offender charges as discussed during negotiations. Hessler was able to get him a plea agreement to a lesser included offense with one-year of work release. After everything was resolved, a year executed at home cleared up both matters.

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