A 19-year-old California man was charged with a protective order against a 14-year-old girl. The man was getting ready to leave for the military and had begun an online relationship with the young girl. Upon discovering the relationship between their daughter and a complete stranger, her parents became worried. The young girl then filed the charge.
With the protective order against him and not wanting such a charge on his record, the man contacted Hessler Law. Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler represented the man and evaluated his situation. He knew the evidence against him was weak at best.
In a Hamilton County court hearing, Hessler argued with a strong defense on behalf of his client. None of the evidence against him concluded that the man had stalked or threatened the girl, nor did it give any indication of any future danger. It was impossible to convict him on the little evidence they had. The hearing concluded with Hessler successfully getting his client cleared of the protective order. No further criminal charges were found against him.
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