Being charged with a crime can be a very difficult experience, but it is important to discuss all your options with an experienced legal professional, who will work diligently to find the best achievable outcome. Such was the case when a 39-year-old landscaper was charged with theft after it was alleged that he took an item off the shelf at a retail store and tried to return it for cash.
The man retained the services of Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer Sean Hessler who thoroughly discussed his situation and moved to effectively manage the case. Although the store claimed to have the incident recorded, the video could not be produced and attorney Hessler revealed that without their key piece of evidence the case was quite weak.
While this case stood an excellent chance at trial, the client wanted to forego the inconvenience and risk and accepted a deal with the prosecution that included the payment of a fine and court costs, but no other penalty, which allowed him to simply move on.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.