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Client Victories

While no attorney can win every case, Sean has had great successes for his clients both at Trial and on Appeal.

While this is not an exclusive listing of victories, as many criminal cases are resolved prior to trial by way of plea-agreements or dismissals, it will serve to give you an idea of the types of cases Sean has handled and the victories he has achieved for his clients.

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List of client victory cases

2018: 71D08-1712-F5-246
Jury trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon, a level 5 felony, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, a class A misdemeanor, and Intimidation, a level 5 felony.


2017: 71D02-1412-F6-379
Bench trial had. Client found not guilty by reason of insanity of Fraud, a level 6 felony.


2016: 71D02-1602-F5-43
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Criminal Confinement, a level 5 felony.


2016: 71D06-1502-CM-533
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class A misdemeanor.

2016: 71D08-1504-F5-61
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty by reason of insanity of Habitual Traffic Offender, a level 5 felony, and Auto Theft, a level 6 felony.

2016: 71D03-0811-FD-1199
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class D felony.

2016: 71D02-1501-F6-62
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty by reason of insanity of Theft, a level 6 felony.

2015: 71D02-1503-F6-187
Jury Trial had Client found not guilty of Theft, a level 6 felony.

2015: 71D02-1503-F6-166
Evidentiary issues presented. Criminal Recklessness, a level 6 felony, dismissed.

2014: 50D02-1402-CM-115
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possession of Marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.

2014: 71D03-1112-FD-1179
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty of Pointing a Firearm, a class A misdemeanor.

2013: 71D02-1207-FD-684
Jury Trial had. Court granted Motion for Judgment on the Evidence, Client found not guilty of Receiving Stolen Property, a class D felony.

2012: 71D01-1207-FD-693
Motion to Suppress Evidence filed with the Trial Court. All 6 counts of the information were dismissed.

2012: 71D08-1111-FD-1074
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Auto Theft, a class D felony.

2012: 71D01-1204-CM-2224
Bench Trial had. Client found not guilty of Invasion of Privacy, a class A misdemeanor.

2012: 20D03-0812-FA-60
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Child Molesting, a class A felony, and Child Molesting, a class C felony.

2012: 71D08-1106-FD-479
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Pointing a Firearm, a class D felony, and Carrying a Handgun Without a License, a class A misdemeanor.

2012: 71D08-1111-FD-1089
Jury Trial had. Court granted Motion for Judgment on the Evidence, and client found not guilty of five counts of Theft, all class D felonies.


2012: 71A03-1103-CR-118
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's conviction for Possession of Cocaine, a class A felony, overturned, 30 year prison sentence vacated, and client was released from prison. Holding affirmed by the Indiana Supreme Court in Cause No. 71S03-1202-CR-67.

2011: S71D01-1107-CM-4058
Bench Trial had. Court granted Motion to Suppress, and client found not guilty of Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit, a class A misdemeanor.

2011: 71D08-1009-FD-970
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Residential Entry, a class D felony, and Domestic Battery, a class A misdemeanor.

2011: 71D01-1010-FD-983
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class D felony.

2010: 71D08-1004-FD-285
Jury Trial had. Client found not guilty of Receiving Stolen Property, a class D felony.

2010: 20D04-0811-CM-576
Bench trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class A misdemeanor.

2009: 71A04-0806-CR-359
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's conviction for Burglary, a class B felony, overturned and 20 year prison sentence vacated and client was released from prison.

2007: 71D01-0704-FD-352
Jury trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class D felony, and Residential Entry, a class D felony.

2007: 71J01-0701-JD-25
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possession of Marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.

2006: 71J01-0607-JD-653
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possession of Marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.

2006: 71J01-0605-JD-507
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possession of Marijuana, a class D felony.

2005: 71J01-0508-JD-629
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possession of Cocaine, a class A Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a class A Misdemeanor.

2005: 71A05-0502-JV-61
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. The Trial Court's order that the Client pay $3,155.00 in restitution was deemed illegal and vacated.

2005: 71J01-0503-JD-184
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Carrying a Handgun Without a License, a class A Misdemeanor.

2004: 71A03-0406-JV-270
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's $640.00 restitution order deemed illegal and vacated.

2004: 71J01-0407-JD-600
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Attempted Rape, a class B Felony.

2004: 71J01-0408-JD-656
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Possessing a Look-A-Like Substance, a class C Misdemeanor.

2004: 71J01-0403-JD-340
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Theft, a class D Felony.

2004: 71J01-0310-JD-858
Trial had. Client found not guilty of Criminal Trespass, a class A Misdemeanor.

2004: 71J01-0306-CR-286
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's probationary period reduced from 30 years to 5 years.

2003: 20A05-0210-CR-506
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's sentence reduced by 50 years.

2002: 71A03-0205-JV-170
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's sentence committing her to Indiana Girl's School was vacated and client was released from custody.

2001: 71A05-0012-JV-518
Appeal taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Client's sentence committing him to Indiana Boy's School was vacated and client was released from custody.

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