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Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrant In Danger of Deportation

Jan 09 2017, by Sean Hessler in Case Results, Criminal Defense

If you are charged with a crime in Indiana, it is very important to consult with a veteran legal professional, who can help you effectively deal with the charges against you and will work to protect your criminal record from unnecessary harm. Such was the case for a 35-year-old man when a prior felony conviction placed his immigration status in jeopardy. Essentially, the effect on his status was not sufficiently explained to him and because he agreed to plead to a felony offense, the man now faced deportation. He understandably did not want to be removed from this country and this desire eventually led him to Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Sean Hessler, who passionately advocated for his client’s post-conviction relief. With ample experience in these matters, attorney Hessler facilitated an amendment of the original charge to a misdemeanor as well as an adjustment to the sentence he previously served. This removed much of the man’s anxiety and he’d now be allowed to petition to stay in the United States.

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