When a juvenile is charged with a crime in Indiana, the justice system works a little differently since the primary goal is to rehabilitate a youthful offender as opposed to punishing them the same way as adults. Therefore, it is very important to discuss the case with a lawyer who has considerable experience working within the juvenile justice system. When a 14-year-old male was recently charged with the dangerous possession of a firearm, carrying a handgun without a license, theft, resisting law enforcement, and drug paraphernalia after officers responded to reports of a group of children vandalizing some cars, the boy’s family naturally contacted criminal defense law firm Hessler Law PC for help.
Attorney Sean Hessler aggressively represented the young man and successfully convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all the charges aside from the dangerous possession of a firearm offense. While the young man initially faced a worst-case scenario of being sent to the Juvenile Department of Corrections, attorney Hessler facilitated a term of probation for his client and his participation in a gun safety class. This afforded his young client the opportunity to show the juvenile court that he is committed to improving and building a productive life.
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.