A twenty-year-old man in the Indianapolis area was charged with a level 5 burglary of a restaurant, a misdemeanor theft charge, and a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana. One night he and his friend got drunk and decided to steal from their favorite restaurant. The man worked at a different restaurant in the area. As a first time offender genuinely concerned about his future, he called Hessler Law for help.
The charges against him were serious and the evidence was there. The state had a clear video of the entire situation. Looking at the circumstances of the case, attorney Hessler recommended his client pay back the restaurant owner for the damage. The only stolen product was a bottle of tequila. After speaking with the prosecutor, Hessler convinced him it was a one-time mistake and because it was his first offense, he should be let off easy.
The outcome we saw was positive. Our client received three years suspended sentences including two years of probation and 120 hours of community service.
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