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Two 19-Year-Old Girls See Underage Alcohol Charges Dismissed

May 20 2016, by Sean Hessler in Alcohol, Case Results

College is a time when young people often experiment with adult experiences, but testing these limits can sometimes create more mature legal problems than a younger individual can manage. If that happens, it is important to consult an experienced attorney, who can advise you on how to avoid potentially life-altering consequences.

Not long ago, Hessler Law PC assisted two 19-year-old females, who found themselves in legal trouble after they were found in possession of alcohol before they were legally permitted. Evidently, officers stopped the pair outside of a local convenient store after seeing them with a bottle of alcohol. The two young ladies were charged with underage possession of alcohol, which is a level B misdemeanor and the driver of the car was also charged with the level A misdemeanor of illegal transportation of alcohol. The two students did not want to have criminal convictions affecting their education or even worse, limiting any future career opportunities; therefore, they sought out capable legal representation.

Indianapolis defense attorney Sean Hessler immediately began working on both women’s behalf and began discussing the case with the prosecution. Attorney Hessler used his ample experience handling similar underage drinking cases and successfully had the pair admitted into a diversion program. After finishing this program and completing a few hours of community service, the prosecution would dismiss the underage drinking charges against them. Due to attorney Hessler’s representation, these clients are able to move past this transgression without the trappings of a conviction, hopefully having learned a valuable life lesson. Furthermore, the young ladies were pleased to learn that after they meet the conditions of the dismissal, they would also become eligible for an expungement, essentially removing the incident from their records.

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.