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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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2019: 71D02-1804-F2-4

Jury trial had. Client found not guilty of Attempted Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a level 2 felony and not guilty of Aggravated Battery, a level 3 felony, and the State then dismissed the charge of Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a level 4 felony.

2018: 71D05-1801-CM-453

Bench trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery, a class B misdemeanor.

2018: 71D01-1710-F5-205

Jury trial had. Jury was deadlocked and did not convict client of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, a level 5 felony.

2018: 71D08-1801-F6-6

Jury trial had. Client found not guilty on both counts of Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury, level 6 felonies.

2018: 71D01-1708-F5-167

Jury trial had. Client found not guilty of Battery Resulting on Serious Bodily Injury, a level 5 felony, and Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon, a level 5 felony.

2018: 71D03-1611-F3-72

Jury trial had. Jury found client guilty of Possession of Marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, however jury was deadlocked and did not convict client of Neglect, a level 3 felony.

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: 71J01-0407-JD-600

Trial had. Client found not guilty of Attempted Rape, a class B 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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