A man was recently approached by police officers in a park because there was a witness report of a man exposing himself and this individual had the misfortune of fitting the description. The subsequent search produced a small bag of marijuana and the man found him charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in addition to public indecency. Obviously, the man wanted to avoid any of the stigma or punitive consequences associated with these charges and he contacted Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer Sean Hessler.
To effectively help his client and obtain a favorable outcome, attorney Hessler attempted to locate the witness who was the only person who could substantiate the indecency charge. Neither he nor the prosecution could produce this person and without his or her testimony, attorney Hessler successfully argued to have that offense dismissed. This left the possession of marijuana charge and attorney Hessler aggressively negotiated on his client’s behalf and arraigned for his client to receive an 180-day suspended sentence, the payment of court costs, and complete 32 hours of community service. This agreement did not include a probation period and once his conditions were met, he was excused from further worry.
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